Some days, it seems as if there are simply no words to describe the horrors that exist in the cold, unfeeling universe in which we meaninglessly inhabit. It is with that verbal deficit that I must now somehow tackle the news that WWE Films (yes, that’s World Wrestling Entertainment) is teaming with Lionsgate to reboot the Leprechaun franchise. You’ll be forgiven if your face melts at the ridiculousness of that news like the Nazis at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
That’s right—the 1993-2003 horror franchise that featured Warwick Davis as an evil Leprechaun and hit most of the terrible horror sequel tropes (thanks to such winners as Leprechaun 4: In Space and Leprechaun: Back 2 the Hood, the Leprechaun hit space and the ‘hood, now all he needs is a Leprechaun Vs. [Insert C-level slasher villain here]) is getting the reboot treatment. That’s how near the bottom of the barrel the horror reboot biz has fallen—we’re past Freddy, beyond Jason, and we’ve whizzed by Leatherface. Now we’re actually facing down a Leprechaun remake.
So prepare yourselves, gentle readers, and remember that we warned you. If you still manage to pay to see a reboot of a C-level slasher series produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, well, you’ve no one to blame but yourselves.
What do you think of the Leprechaun news?
Source: The AV Club