One day, a worthy Irishman, whose honesty was not the best quality, robs the gold treasure of a leprechaun, a greedy and malicious elf. After that he leaves his homeland and settles to the USA. Unfortunately, the enraged leprechaun, finds the thief, and tortures him viciously before taking his life. However, he cannot enjoy the fact to be reunited with its golden treasure: the fate trapped him in a container sealed with a four-leaf clover, which magical power is the only thing capable of countering the elf’s powers. Several years later, the dilapidated ranch of O’Grady is purchased by a rock star called J. D. Reding, who hires his young neighbor Nathan, and his two friends, Alex and Ozzie, to paint the house. Tory, the daughter of J.D., soon comes to meet them: after having met the handsome Nathan, she decides to stay a bit longer with her father. Everything would be perfect if the fate had not chosen this moment to move the four-leaf clover: the leprechaun, finally free, quickly begins to seek its treasure, expiating his rage on every human that has the misfortune to be on its way.
Directed by Mark JONES, who worked for several famous studios and wrote the script of SUPERMAN V, LEPRECHAUN is a horror and fantastic story taking its inspiration in the Irish folklore, full of fairies and elves. The vengeful leprechaun is played by Warwick DAVIS, the star in the film WILLOW, who interprets here a big role (no pun intended). Mark HOLTON (PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE, THE NAKED GUN TEEN WOLF, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN), JENNIFER ANISTON (FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY-OFF) and Robert GORMAN (DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD, THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, FUNNY ABOUT LOVE) also perform in this film.