Hello everyone and welcome to the very first post of our brand new segment “Horrible Horror Movie Wednesday!”
I love scary movies and I love every sub-genre of horror. Everything from supernatural to thriller to slasher is my cup of tea. There is a specific sub-genre that has a special place in my heart though and that is, well, the not so great horror movies. We’ve all seen them. You know, the acting may not be the best, or you can see the tag hanging out of the mask for the “scary monster” as he’s attacking some half naked woman. Or maybe it takes place in space. You have to love a horror movie sequel that takes place in space.
Anyway, my point is that I love these movies because so much sincerity and effort goes into them and there is a lot more honesty with them than a lot of high production highfalutin POS’s out there. They’re fun, pure and simple, and I respect and appreciate that.
For the record this segment is called “Horrible Horror Movies” NOT because the movies are necessarily horrible, it’s just that the title has damn good alliteration. Let’s face it, that rolls off the tongue a lot more than “Horror films that aren’t quite good, but they’re made with honesty and are a lot of fun and I am writing this respectfully.” Am I right or am I right?
So, without any more interruption, I present to you our very first Horrible Horror movie: Leprechaun 4: In Space.
Yes, this is one of the horror movie sequels in space that I adore. So, our favorite little evil Leprechaun (played by the great Warwick Davis) is trying to seduce and marry an alien princess so that he can kill her and become king of her alien world. Yes, she does eventually take her top off at one point and it is so hilariously justified that it’s just downright delightful.
Some space marines stop by the planet and detain the Leprechaun for interfering with a mining operation and obtain the alien princess before he can kill her. Now, here’s where the movie gets fun and juicy. Of course the Leprechaun is not down with these space marines totally kiboshing his plan, so he has to mess with them. Here are some nuggets of glory that you get to witness in Leprechaun 4:
- The Leprechaun gives one of the marines gonorrhea and then emerges from his penis.
- The Leprechaun uses a lightsaber to kill someone.
- There is a human cyborg that gets turned into a tarantula human hybrid.
- The treasure is so clearly made from plastic, but I don’t care.
- The princess exposes herself because on her planet that is how you condemn someone to death. Duh.
- And many many more, I can’t give away everything!
What I love about this franchise is that it knows what it is and is downright funny and intentionally so. This movie won’t scare you, but it will probably gross you out a few times and definitely make you laugh and say, “Wow, I can’t believe they did that, that’s awesome.”
If you want a flick to watch with your friends that will make you laugh and revel in its own self-aware ridiculousness, then I highly recommend Leprechaun 4: In Space.
I will leave you with this clip from the movie which makes a better argument in three minutes than I could with this entire blog: