Leprechaun : Back 2 tha Hood (Part 6) title

Tag line : Evil has a whole new rap.

Leprechaun : Back 2 tha Hood Not entirely sure why they wanted to make a second Leprechaun movie set in a black neighbourhood, but never-the-less, here it is. Owing nothing to the previous movie, or any of the other films for that matter (which is par for the course with this series) Warwick Davis returns as yet another evil Leprechaun, who this time is after some local priest who has stolen his gold and has been spending it on various community projects.

Now I'm assuming it's a different Leprechaun as he's got a different costume, plus that one was in Vegas at the end of the last film but anyways. Fortunately, the priest is prepared and manages to defeat the malevolent midget with a very special batch of holy water. But then dies of a heart attack before he can finish spending the loot. However, the stash of gold is later discovered by a small group of friends under an abandoned building site, who take it and proceed to start splashing out.

The only downside to this is that by taking the gold, they inadvertently release the Leprechaun, and pretty soon the group and their friends find themselves being stalked at every turn by the foul mouthed, pint sized pixie with the dodgy Irish accent. Guess they shouldn't have ignored the warnings of that old fortune teller (never a wise move in a horror movie).

Whereas the previous film was quite amusing, this one unfortunately falls short of the mark. Whilst there are one or two funny scenes of the Leprechaun getting high on weed and talking dirty to some girl on a mobile phone, there is little else in the film that's particularly memorable and overall proves to be somewhat mediocre. Whilst the previous film at least had well known rapper and actor Ice-T, the most prolific actor they could muster for this one was rapper Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones, though this was before he became a well known US TV actor and so only has a small role.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that the film is a write-off, but it's probably about on par with part 4 and as such, is one for fans of the series only.

Overall marks : 4.5/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag line "Green outside, black within",

  • Whilst the films title doesn't formally say that it is in fact the sixth film, the storybook that opens up at the start of the intro credits, giving the back story, opens on Chapter 6.

  • First and (to date) only film in the series to be produced by Lions Gate Films. All previous films were produced by Trimark pictures, who merged with Lions Gate in 2000.

  • The Leprechaun has a different costume in this, compared to the previous films.

  • The French DVD was titled "Leprechaun 6 : The Return".

  • Kirk 'Sticky Fingaz' Jones, who plays cedric, also played Blade the vampire hunter in the TV series of "Blade".

  • Entertainment Weekly listed this as Number 3 in their list of "Worst Sequels of All Time" back in 2007.

  • Only film in the series that the Leprechaun has bare feet.

  • The original setting of the film was supposed to have been a tropical island during spring break, but Lions Gate films asked them to change it to an urban setting, like the previous entry.

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