VIDEO: Leprechaun in Space (1997)

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Cecil watches Leprechaun in Space, the fourth installment in the Leprechaun series, where yet another horror franchise ends up in space. The Leprechaun (Warwick Davis) is on a remote planet trying to woo an alien princess and become king, but a less-than-elite team of space marines arrives to stop him. With plenty of homages to Alien and Aliens, this movie is ridiculously over the top, but what were you expecting from the title?

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  • edharris1178

    Good stuff, this is my favorite of the series.

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Thanks Ed. :)

      I agree. While a lot of people liked In the Hood, I thought this was easily the best. Not saying I didn’t like In the Hood but it wasn’t nearly as over the top funny.

  • Tim Terrell

    So, you don’t find Miguel Nunez Jr. annoying on the level of say, Marlon Wayans or Chris Tucker in The Fifth Element? I like Miguel and I thought the jokes I saw here were funny, but I know a lot of people tend to get annoyed by the black guy shouting out jokes throughout the movie.

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Chris Tucker in 5th Element is the pinnacle of annoying, nails on a chalkboard comic relief. He did nothing but scream like a girl and nearly ruined the movie for me.

      Miguel didn’t bother me in this because he wasn’t playing the loud black guy troupe, he was just a funny, regular guy. He was relatable. Marlon Wayans bugs me in movies like Little Man and Scary movie 2 but no so much in Senseless and I even liked him in The Wayans Bros tv show.

  • Sofie Liv

    two rules of slasher sci-fi isn’t it?
    If there is a black man he will die, if there is a woman she will be hot and she will strip down.

    Entertaining review as always!

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Kind of odd. If there is a black guy he usually is the first to die. If there is a black girl she will often live through the whole thing even if she makes some horrible mistakes that should have killed her.

      The hot girl in the movie will strip down even if it makes no sense as to why she would. I saw a movie once where the girl was being chased by a killer and she fell in mud so she had to take her top off because it was muddy. LOL

      Thanks! :)

      • Sofie Liv

         Well, at least one lady is usually safe in these kind of movies, and it mostly is the underdog lady.
        So yeah, if there is only one woman in the movie she is safe, if there is two, it’s the underdog lady whom will make it. there’s a reason they call it “last girl standing”

        She will still strip down thought.

        When it is a boy, he might as well could have been a girl, cause he will be scrawny, geeky and quite the scream queen.

        That is funny. “Oh no, my top is dirty, then I rather run around in a bra, makes perfect sense!”

        A bra isn’t even that revealing, haven’t any-one ever been at a beach? just ones in their lives?

        • Cecil_Trachenburg

          Yeah, the final girl is a staple of the genre. In the old days, they would have a really hot girl and a mousy girl and the hot girl was always murdered so the mousy girl would step up and stop the killer. Now that hollywood is overwhelmingly obsessed with looks, they will have 2 girls…a hot girl and a hot girl who wears glasses and the rest of the class acts like the girl with glasses is ugly.

          There might be a hero guy but like you said he is usually a little skinny weiner kid. lol

          Well, the bra does represent underwear so I guess there is that element of naughtiness to it, hence why it is such a big deal to see a girl in her bra vs a bikini, although in many cases the bikini is more revealing.

          • Sofie Liv

            Well then, then at least I know how to attract more viewers should the need ever arise.

            There is a reason though, it’s because the danger is way more palpable and feels way more real if the chased persona is weak and we really think he or she could die. (Girls are gennerally weaker then men, I’m sorry girls, but realise facts here.)
            If it was the Terminator running away from… Jason or the Leprechaun or what-ever, we wouldn’t really believe that the buff guy would ever be harmed, and we need to believe the person is in real danger, so that’s why, there’s a perfectly logic explanation.

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            Look at any youtube video. If the thumbnail is of a girl or boobs or something of the sort it is an instant 1000 hits at least. I’ve seen so many videos where the comments were “I clicked for the bewbs”. (there is a girl on yt, I won’t say who, but every video is her yapping into the camera with a low cut shirt showing a ton of cleavage. She has like 5 million subs. Her videos are terrible but she is using her attributes to her advantage to get her views)

            If ever a lady needs ratings, that is the one trump card they always can play.

            I always find it funny when you mention the differences between men and women people accuse you of being sexist. We are different! Not saying one is better than the other but it is our differences that make up who we are.

          • Sofie Liv

            But then on the other side, to do that you maybe loose peoples respect along to way.
            There’s a wast different between shallow fame and acknowledgement.
            Shallow fame can easily be gained, strip down to a bikini and go murder some-one on open street, there you go, you will be famous, but there’ll be no respect.
            Paradis hotel? oh you’ll get the fame all-right, but people will be laughing of your stupidity.
            And you know, then I rather have nothing.

            Well, I do think a lot of ladies has been very busy yelling. “I can do all you can, you sexies male.” No you can’t, but then there’s thing you can he can’t, so it does add up in the end any-way.
            Just to re-use a joke from the review I just filmed yesterday.
            Women are not just another species of male with a whole in them. All though we have been awfully busy trying to make that the case.
            We are different, and some-times, instead of making every-thing the same, we should try and accept that every-body is different.

            And the only reason I am even allowed to say that is because I am a girl myself, but even then it’s strained, a had people come after me because of the boob joke all the way back in my “Top ten wackiest women.” review.

        • So as a boy he would be the scream ‘drag’ queen if you will?

          Is the woman fastidious, warm or just exploitation bait? We’ll never know the truth.

          Spanish beaches make those scenes look like part of an abstinence PSA. With little kids running around in plain sight of those mammary glands! Although old age pensioners followed suit too. Nnnnnot so much of a fan. :/

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            The scene from Eurotrip comes to mind.

            So…many…penises.

            <— also not a fan lol

  • MephLord

    Wow, just wow.  I think most of us could come up with tropes upon tropes and cobble them together and call it a movie.  It wouldn’t be a good movie, but it’d still be a movie.  I hope you use that background monitor forever as that was hilarious (the one behind Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs had me rolling on the ground).

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Now that you mention it I’m surprised no one has tried to make “Troupes: The movie”.

      Don’t worry, the background monitor Mittenhand will return. I was making myself laugh with that one. His expression is the best. Glad it was such a hit. :)

      • Cristiona

        Well, in one of his April Fools posts, Maddox kind of did that: Vague Genre Movie.

        • Cecil_Trachenburg

          Fairly accurate. I can’t believe people are still going to see spoof movies. They could be funny but the people that make them don’t seem to understand comedy.

          • Necroglobule

            Friedberg and Seltzer pretty much ruined parody films for all time.

          • Cristiona

            Nah, they were largely dead before that.  Mel Brooks dealt the mortal blow with Dracula Dead and Loving It, and Leslie Nielsen’s later trainwrecks… er… “comedies” like 2001: A Space Travesty finished it off.  Seltzberg pretty much just violated the corpse.

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            Wow…I never even heard of A space travesty. Just as well, I love 2001 and would most likely just be pissed by the spoof.

            It was bad but for some reason I thought Wrongfully Accused was funny. The Muzzin frog scene made me lol.

            I don’t understand who keeps going to the “epic/superhero/whatever” movies. They all repeat the same unfunny gags.

          • Cristiona

            I actually saw A Space Travesty.  Let’s just say that using the word “travesty” was an understatement.  It was the anti-funny.  Epic Movie was funnier.  No, that’s not hyperbole.  Yeah.

            And yeah, the Seltzberg movies are pretty terrible, but they’re just Seth MacFarlane dialed up to 11.  It’s the horrible modern contention that simply referencing something is all that needs to be done when it comes to writing a joke.

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            Good grief worse than Epic Movie I didn’t think that was possible. The only thing I saw worse than that was Disaster Movie and that had a Kardashian in it. (mind you, I saw all of these for free, I would never pay to support such rubbish)

            I watch them almost as fuel to get angry.

          • Sofie Liv

            Am I the only one in the world actually liking “Dracula dead and loving it.” ?
            And yeah, I sort of like “Robin Hood men in tights.” to.
            I admit, some of the jokes in those movies are hit and misses, but mostly.. I think they are funny!

            And here’s the real blow that’s gonna make you hate me.. I like the producers re-make to!
            I like the stage-show better, it’s a great stage standing out as some-thing the musical stage has been missing for a while, a fun ride filled with catchy tunes, and the movie, to me at least, is still pretty enjoyable as that.

            So yeah.. i’ll watch Dracula dead and loving it over a Seltzberg movie any-day of the week without a question. 

          • When you are in the mood for them, they are fun.  The dracula one had some enjoyable moments, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Men in Tights *coughs* I mean, err, that particular movie.

            I haven’t seen the remake of the producers, but I wouldn’t mind doing so.  Fun fact, there’s also a Bollywood remake of the Producers (Dhoondte Reh Jaoge), though I haven’t seen it… yet.  I intend to, out of curiosity and a mellow feeling towards remakes.  Available instantly via netflix in the US, it has middling reviews. 

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            Robin Hood Men in tights is awesome. Its up there with Spaceballs as being a great spoof. Mel Brooks really knew how to make a spoof and make it funny.

            If you are looking for a Bollywood production that will blow your mind check out Endhiran. That is my current favorite Bollywood movie. It is ridiculous in all the right ways.

          • Necroglobule

            I have to disagree with you there. While I do love Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, but they’re not masterpieces. They have their moments but the parody in those films are more silly than anything else. No way are they better movies than or are anywhere near as consistently funny as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and History of the World: Part One.

          • Sofie Liv

            I’m with Cecil, I think men in tights is hilarious.

            And the producers remake, yeah. Nathan Lane is wonderful in it and it is honestly the movie that made me like Will Ferrel, I find him hysterical every single second he is on screen as Franz Liebkind.
            Suddenly his massive high and his innocent face makes up the perfect combination for this particular character, making him both intimidating, weirdly adorable AND freaking hilarious as he waltz around spewing out words of love towards Hitler. just that way says. “And that is not how you sing The Gedoushe band!” he sounds like a heart-broken child or some-thing X)

            There’s so many great quotes in that movie!

            “You can’t just shoot the actors, they are living human beings!”

            “Have you ever eaten with one?”

            X)

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            I’ve never actually seen Dracula Dead and Loving it. Just never got around to it. Now Robin Hood Men in Tights is all kinds of hilarious. I could probably quote that one from memory I’ve seen it so many times.

            Never saw the Producers either. Not really a fan of Nathan Lane so I just skipped it.

          • StevePotter

            My beef with “Dracula: Dead and Loving It” was the real miscasting of Leslie Nielsen as Dracula and Mel Brooks as Van Helsing. Brooks gets his laughs by being over-the-top, while Nielsen got laughs by being deadpan. Not saying either of them is bad, but Dracula is a part best reserved for theatricality (even in a comedy) while Van Helsing really needs a deadpan approach.

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            hmmm…I may now have to watch it just to see if I like it or not. I figure it’s Brooks so I’ll laugh at least a few times.

          • Cristiona

            I actually quite like Men in Tights, even though it represented a pretty big drop in quality for Brooks.  It relied a little too much on pop references and had the problem of being more a spoof of a specific movie (Prince of Thieves) instead of a whole genre like most of his earlier movies.  Still, I still crack up every time I watch it.

            Dracula just left me cold.  It could have been great, like Young Frankenstein, but it was too… I dunno.  Stupid.  Lazy.  Unfunny.

            I mean, it’s still Mel Brooks, and even at his worst, he’s better than Seltzberg, but that’s not exactly setting the bar very high.

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            It’s definitely not on par with Spaceballs, History of the World, and such but dammit it is still funny.

            Even Spaceballs the TV show is better than Seltzberg.

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            This.

            Parody movies used to actually be clever and funny in the days of Airplane, Naked Gun, and even Not another teen movie. F&S turned them into this barage of pointless pop culture references that aren’t even funny. Example: in date movie a guy who looks like Napolean Dynomite shows up wearing a shirt that says “DON’T vote for Pedro”. Who thinks that is funny?!?! All they did was add the “don’t” and just expected that to be funny. It doesn’t even fit in the context of the scene.

          • Troodon

            Oh trust me, they were already ruined by about the second Scary Movie or so. But yeah, they are a large reason lazy spoof movies are made, where they don’t seem to understand that making a pop culture reference does not by itself constitute a joke. They are getting better, though; Vampires Suck manged to get all the way up to actually being competent. I wouldn’t say it’s worth a second viewing, but it’s the first thing of theirs I saw that was actually worth watching once (heck, it was almost as funny as the actual Twilight movies were, except on purpose).

      • Necroglobule

        “I’m surprised no one has tried to make “Troupes: The movie”.”
        Wes Craven pretty much already did. It was called Scream.

  • Nuclearademan

    The Leprechaun movies are kinda silly aren’t they?  Ah well Warwick Davies looks like he’s having fun.

    I get the feeling the director realised they could get the actresses to take their tops off in the middle of filming. That might explain the random bits of nudity.

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

      Davis and Trimark made serious bank on these films. They were fairly easy to shoot and they had a blast making them. I was sad to see they are stopping and letting WWE films reboot the franchise with Hornswaggle. It won’t be nearly as good.

      From what I gather they were about 3/4 the way through shooting when they realized they didn’t have any nudity in the film. They slipped the princess a few extra bucks and blammo! A pointless nude scene written in at the last minute. (and the male viewership rejoiced)

      • MephLord

        Wow, Hornswoggle is going to star in a reboot?  As bad as it might be, it’ll be better than HHH’s movies (I’m looking at you Chaperone and Inside Out).  You could do a whole month on how awful some WWE Films releases have been, if you are a true masochist that is.

        • Cecil_Trachenburg

          I thought the Chaperone was ok. A somewhat silly family-ish movie, certainly no worse than The Game Plan and definitely better than The Tooth Fairy. Most of the WWE movies have been disappointing with the exception being The Condemned. Even though it was essentially the most dangerous game, again, I thought it was done well. Steve Austin made for a good lead, the fights were brutal (could have done with less shaky cam though) and Vinnie Jones was great as usual.

          I’d be hard pressed to find 4 that weren’t awful, so I don’t see a WWE month coming any time soon lol.

          • MephLord

            The only reason the Chaperone was OK was the female lead, not because of HHH.  Kane was the best lead in See No Evil, although like you I did enjoy the Condemned.  Damage isn’t listed as a WWE movie but it stars Stone Cold and is also an enjoyable movie as well. 

            Since your series is Good Bad Flicks though, most WWE movies are fair game lol

          • Cecil_Trachenburg

            HHH was better in the Chaperone than he was in Blade 3…although admittedly a large part of that was because Blade 3 was just awful.

            I didn’t see Damage yet but it looked cool.

            :)

      • Nuclearademan

        The reboot sounds like a bit of a desperation move. I doubt that many people go and see films made by the WWE.

        You gotta love the filmmakers determination to get the pretty ladies nude for the teenages watching.

        • Cecil_Trachenburg

          WWE movies have done fairly poorly at the box office. I think it’s that the wrestling portion makes so much money they are hoping one of them hits and then they can make a franchise out of it.

          The sad thing is that many of them aren’t bad on paper, its just they have terrible execution. See no evil should have been good but due to a lame script and shoddy directing it turned into a mess. If they just gave them a bit more care they could be hits or at least cult favorites.

  • Necroglobule

    Some movies are bad. Some movies are so bad they’re freakin’ glorious. This is one such movie.

    • Cecil_Trachenburg

       I couldn’t agree more.

  • Troodon

    Warwick Davis is an excellent actor and the entire reason any of the Leprechaun movies are worth watching. I won’t go so far as to say the movies are good, bu they are entertaining guilty pleasures, and you can tell Davis is having fun. There’s only so may roles Davis can do for obvious reasons, but he’s been great in everything he’s been in, especially Willow, and he has a great role as Reepicheep in the BBC version of Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader (the latter which I still think is superior to the Disney version in every way except production value).