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Pennywise, Joker and Wrinkles: 12 Best Scary Clowns in Movies and TV (Photos)

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Thanks to the creepy mask Wal-Mart removed from its stores, coulrophobia — the fear of clowns — is in vogue this Halloween. What was once a symbol of silly circus fun has been turned into one of the most ubiquitous images in horror. So if you’re in the mood for a circus from hell, there’s plenty of evil clowns to choose from. Some are funny. Others are horrifying. Either way, they’re perfect for Halloween.

Pennywise, “It”: We have to start with the most famous evil clown ever. For some, Tim Curry’s portrayal of a killer clown that only kids from Maine can see is the height of creepiness. For others, Curry’s “Rocky Horror” levels of camp make Pennywise more amusing than frightening. In both instances, Tim Curry commands attention.

Capt. Spaulding, “House of 1000 Corpses”: The most memorable character in Rob Zombie‘s critically panned
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Leprechaun Returns Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 11th

"Why do you look so sore? Audiences love lots of gore." After giving horror fans plenty of nightmare fuel from his performance in Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, Linden Porco returns to deliver more scares as the titular character in Leprechaun Returns, and following its digital release in December, Lionsgate is bringing the horror comedy to Blu-ray and DVD on June 11th to further "shamrock your world."

Read on for full release details on the Leprechaun Returns Blu-ray and DVD, and check here to read our Q&As with co-stars Linden Porco and Taylor Spreitler.

"Be careful what you wish for when Leprechaun Returns arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD June 11 from Lionsgate.

Street Date: 6/11/19

Blu-ray™ Srp: $14.99 DVD Srp: $14.98

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Be careful what you wish for when Leprechaun Returns arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD June 11 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available on Digital and On Demand.
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‘Leprechaun Returns’ DVD Review

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Stars: Taylor Spreitler, Pepi Sonuga, Sai Bennett, Linden Porco, Mark Holton, Oliver Llewellyn Jenkins, Heather McDonald, Ben McGregor, Emily Reid | Written by Suzanne Kelly | Directed by Steven Kostanski

Who would’ve though that back in the 90s, when the original film debuted, we’d still be talking about the Leprechaun franchise over 25 years later? It almost didn’t happen of course. The previous film in the series, Leprechaun Origins – produced by the WWE no less And a film that had a small theatrical run in the Us – almost… almost, killed the franchise stone dead. However Syfy, god bless their genre-loving souls, decided to give the series another shot – this time under the auspices of one of the members of Astron-6, director Steven Kostanski and writer Suzanne Kelly, who gave Evil Dead fans one the The best episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead in the episode “Ashy Slashy”. And it turns
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DVD Review – Leprechaun Returns (2018)

Leprechaun Returns, 2018.

Directed by Steven Kostanski.

Starring Taylor Spreitler, Pepi Sonuga, Sai Bennett, Mark Holton, Linden Porco, and Emily Reid.

Synopsis:

A group of eco-warrior students tear down a farmhouse and unwittingly awaken the dormant Leprechaun that fell into the well 25 years before.

The second reboot for this franchise after the abysmal Leprechaun: Origins back in 2014, Leprechaun Returns follows the current trend for horror franchises by being a direct sequel to the original movie and totally writing off all of the other sequels, which in the case of the Leprechaun series is probably a good thing.

Leprechaun Returns picks up 25 years after the events of the first film and sees Lila (Taylor Spreitler – Amityville: The Awakening) arriving at the site of the old farmhouse where her mother Tory (played by Jennifer Aniston in the first film) used to live, and where she is hooking up with a group of sorority
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Home Entertainment: ‘Leprechaun Returns’ DVD Review

It’s hard to believe, but in 1993 Jennifer Aniston was a complete unknown. She’d soon go on to become one of the most famous actors on television, and have a haircut named in her character’s honour, but before all that she starred in horror comedy Leprechaun. Originally pitched as a more serious straight-horror affair, humour was soon added to try and make it stand-out from the rest. The resulting film saw Willow and Star Wars star Warwick Davis join the horror villain elite. Leprechaun proved successful and so a slew of sequels followed. These films had the leprechaun visit the ‘hood, space, and the ‘hood again, before everything went quiet for a while. Recent years saw a failed attempt at a reboot – Leprechaun Origins starring WWE’s Hornswoggle as the Irish menace.

Now comes a fresh try, one that follows last year’s Halloween formula. Leprechaun Returns, like Halloween,
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DVD Review: Leprechaun Returns (2018)

Following the current trend with long running franchises that choose to ignore the previous sequels, Leprechaun Returns follows on from the original 25 years later. A decision which works brilliantly for the film giving it the freedom to not only follow on from the original story but also allowing it to reboot the series.

Leprechaun Returns is brilliantly balanced as it acknowledges the original film, Leprechaun (1993), throughout, whilst also trying to evolve the story. This enables it to appeal to both fans of the original series, whilst also making it accessible to a new audience. Mark Holton is the only returning actor from the original film as he reprises his role of Ozzie (Linden Porco having taken over the pivotal role of the leprechaun from Warwick Davis) and is used initially as a nostalgic connection between the two films. It seemed as though he would be destined for a brief cameo,
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Leprechaun Returns Review: This Surprising Reboot Finds Its Pot of Horror Gold

Leprechaun Returns Review: This Surprising Reboot Finds Its Pot of Horror Gold
It's been a big year for horror in general but, more specifically, horror reboots, with Halloween leading the pack. Now, a former video store staple has been given the reboot treatment, with Leprechaun Returns retconning the long-running series for a new generation. Believe it or not, this new take on the often cheesy and at times unwatchable franchise manages to strike some gold. This is, safe to say, a series-best entry.

Leprechaun Returns, much like the new Halloween, decides to throw out every previous sequel in favor of serving as a direct follow-up to the 1993 original. The premise is simple: a group of sorority sisters are fixing up a house in a small town in an attempt to go off-the-grid and do their part for the future. During the process, they unwittingly awaken a the gold-seeking killer, who was last seen falling down a well 25 years ago. Now, he's on
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Leprechaun Returns… on digital today!

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Horror’s smallest terror is back to reclaim the treasure that’s been lost for 25 years in Leprechaun Returns which picks up the evil leprechaun’s story 25 years after the events of the 1993 original – and sees Mark Holton reprising his role from the cult-classic Leprechaun!

When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of Au can stop him…

This deadly, wisecracking franchise is back in all its gory glory as Leprechaun Returns is available to download on all digital platforms across the UK from Today! Check out the new trailer and images from the film below:
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Leprechaun Returns Review

Anything – and I mean *anything* – Steven Kostanski’s Leprechaun Returns trotted out as a Celtic franchise continuation was going to outshine 2014’s Leprechaun Origins. You could have forced Warwick Davis’ successor Linden Porco to recite ninety minutes of Lucky Charms product placement and it’d have been an improvement. Thankfully, there’s more to this revival than “hearts, stars, and horseshoes” limericks. How *much* more will depend on your B-grade mileage, given kills and rhyming zingers are at a premium instead of collective packaging. It’s the practical showcase you’d expect from effects guru Kostanski (The Void/Astron-6 productions), hoping to distract from a goopy cauldron of body parts and shallow cinematic depth.

Taylor Spreitler stars as Lila, Au Sorority House’s newest sister and resident. As part of a premiere eco-science college, the ladies of Au decide to upgrade their home sweet home into a “perfect” all-green utopia.
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Linden Porco Stalks His Victims In New Leprechaun Returns Photos

With only a few days to go until Leprechaun Returns brings the little Irish killer back to our screens, a new round of official images has just been released that puts the spotlight on Linden Porco.

The Channel Zero actor will be the first to inhabit the role of the murderous Leprechaun since Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl played the part in 2014’s Leprechaun: Origins. But the performance that viewers will really be measuring Porco against will be the take offered by Warwick Davis for the franchise’s first six installments.

Earlier this month, Davis explained that fatherhood made him reluctant to come back to the horror property, teasing that he’ll do some more work in the genre once his son turns 18. That leaves the spot open for Porco to show us what he can do in the role, though the actor has explained previously that he didn’t feel a
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Warwick Davis Explains Why He Didn’t Come Back For Leprechaun Returns

Though the Leprechaun movies have never earned the favor of the critics, this decades-spanning horror-comedy franchise has still amassed an impressive following over the years, and it’s clear that the mischievous screen presence of Warwick Davis has a fair amount to do with it. With that in mind, perhaps there’s something a little misleading about the title of the upcoming Leprechaun Returns, in that Davis is no longer the psychotic star under all that makeup.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz, the actor reflected on his six-movie run in the series, and explained why fatherhood encouraged him to take a break from horror.

“You know what, we did six ‘Leprechaun’ films, and around Halloween people always watch them and love them,” Davis told the site. “Horror is an interesting medium. I think it’s different when you have kids; you look at horror in a slightly different way. Since I
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Linden Porco Brings The Gore In New Leprechaun Returns Images

With Leprechaun Returns just a couple of weeks away from release, Lionsgate has shared a new set of stills from the horror-comedy sequel that give us another taste of the carnage coming our way.

The first installment in the horror-comedy series since 2014’s widely rejected Leprechaun: Origins, the Steven Kostanski-helmed film sees the familiar killer heading for Alpha Upsilon house, and in this latest batch of images, we’re given a couple more glimpses at the students charged with suffering through this frightful night. We also get another look at the makeup job done on the Leprechaun’s latest rendition, but the most notable photo in this set is almost certainly the pic in which Linden Porco’s character appears to be bursting out of a victim’s torso Alien-style.

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The Leprechaun returns in new trailer for Leprechaun Returns

After 2014’s WWE Studios-produced reboot Leprechaun Origins, the horror-comedy franchise is set to pull a Halloween and return to its original continuity this December with Leprechaun Returns, and you can take a look at a new poster and trailer here…

The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of Au can stop him.

Leprechaun Returns is set for release on December 11th and stars Linden Porco (Cult of Chucky) as The Leprechaun alongside Taylor Spreitler (Amityville: The Awakening) and Mark Holton (Leprechaun), who returns to the series for the first time since the original 1993 film.
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He's Back Again! First Trailer for 'Leprechaun Returns' Horror Sequel

"I've got a lot of killin' to make up for...!" Syfy has released an official trailer for the upcoming horror sequel Leprechaun Returns, being release straight-to-vod in December. Remarkably, the Leprechaun series is currently on its eighth film. The most recent two were Leprechaun: Origins in 2014 (did anyone see this?) and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, of course, back in 2003. This new one even includes an old character from the original 1993 film, Mark Holton. And unfortunately Warwick Davis is not back this time, instead Linden Porco plays the super creepy Leprechaun. He returns once again, when a group of girls unwillingly awaken him, while they tear down a cabin so that they can build a new sorority house. The full cast includes Taylor Spreitler, Sai Bennett, Pepi Sonuga, Ben McGregor, and Emily Reid. This seriously looks crazy messed up and seriously twisted, not to mention packed with a bunch of bad one-liners.
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The Maniacal Leprechaun is Back in New Trailer For Leprechaun Returns

Leprechaun Returns is the eighth movie in the Leprechaun horror movie franchise. We’ve got a new trailer for the movie for you to watch that sees the return of the villainous and twisted Leprechaun as he terrorizes a group of sorority girls.

This is one of those silly horror franchises that I’ve enjoyed watching and it all started in 1993 with Jennifer Aniston, who was just starting her acting career. It also starred Warwick Davis as the Leprechaun.

I know this new film won’t have the same effect on fans as the original did, but it still looks like ridiculous fun. Here’s the synopsis:

The film picks up 25 years after the events of the 1993 original, which found a maniacal Leprechaun doing whatever it takes (including committing gruesome murder) to track down his stolen pot of gold. Leprechaun Returns finds the leprechaun revived in the modern day when
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Leprechaun Returns Trailer Revealed by Entertainment Weekly Ahead of the Movie’s December 11th Digital and On Demand Release

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"Why do you look so sore? Audiences love lots of gore." After giving horror fans plenty of nightmare fuel from his performance in Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, Linden Porco returns to deliver more scares (this time accompanied with witty one-liners) as the titular character in Leprechaun Returns. Ahead of the film's December 11th release on Digital and On Demand from Lionsgate, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the movie's first trailer and new key art that just might "shamrock your world."

From the Press Release: "Be careful what you wish for when Leprechaun Returns arrives on Digital and On Demand December 11 from Lionsgate. The devious and deadly wisecracking Leprechaun that we all know (and love to hate) returns to reclaim his pot of gold from a sorority house property…all while gleefully going on a Leprechaun-style killing spree. Leprechaun Returns stars Linden Porco as The Leprechaun with his signature hat and shiny shoes,
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New Leprechaun Returns Trailer Promises Dark Magic and Twisted Gore

New Leprechaun Returns Trailer Promises Dark Magic and Twisted Gore
Halloween brought Michael Myers back to his hometown roots by wiping out all the previous sequels between the 1978 original and the 2018 rebirth. Now, the Leprechaun legend plans to do the same with a new sequel that forgets everything that came in-between it and the 1993 original starring Jennifer Aniston. Where some of the installments got downright goofy, Leprechaun Returns appears to be a true horror movie laced with twisted comedy and a whole lot of delicious gore.

Jennifer Aniston might not be back, but Mark Holton, who played Ozzie in the original (and is perhaps best known as Francis in Pee-wee's Big Adventure) is, and he looks ready to play. The first movie left the Leprechaun at the bottom of a well. Perhaps everything else in all those old Leprechaun movies was just a dream, as this horror icon awakens with a rejuvenated spirit and an even wickeder sense of mayhem.
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Leprechaun Returns Poster Targets One Very Unlucky Sorority

Leprechaun Returns Poster Targets One Very Unlucky Sorority
Longtime horror fans know it's been a wild ride for the Leprechaun movie series. The saga first began when Warwick Davis took on the role of the titular villain in the original 1993 film. Five sequels would follow, with each one somehow being even crazier than the one before it. Although WWE Studios released a film reboot in 2014, the franchise is now going back to its roots with the new film Leprechaun Returns, which will serve as a direct sequel to the original movie. This time, the evil Leprechaun will be going after sorority sisters, as shown in an all new poster for the upcoming sequel.

Of course, this isn't the first we've gotten to see from the upcoming movie. Earlier this year, a teaser trailer was released by SyFy for Leprechaun Returns with a 2019 release date attached. However, it has since been announced that Lionsgate will be releasing the movie on digital platforms next month.
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New Leprechaun Returns Poster Promises Bad Things For A Sorority House

At the start of this month, we received the first poster for the upcoming Leprechaun Returns, in which the title killer is seen emerging from a wishing well. Now, with this next image, we get a look at the unfortunate residence where this depraved creature is headed.

The first instalment in the horror-comedy series since 2014’s widely rejected Leprechaun: Origins, this Steven Kostanski-helmed film will be taking the carnage to Alpha Upsilon house, where the sorority sisters thought it would be a good idea to use a nearby well as an environmentally friendly source of water. In the process of going green, however, they unwittingly awaken the Irish monster, who starts with the killing once more.

It sounds like a rather old-school horror setup, but with a new face in the main role. Stepping into the well-shined shoes once filled by Warwick Davis will be Linden Porco, who explained
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Leprechaun Returns Poster Teases The Carnage To Come

After Leprechaun: Origins fell flat with fans, the popular and surprisingly durable little murderer now takes another swing at a franchise reboot with Leprechaun Returns.

“Be Careful What You Wish For,” reads the poster tagline for what’s set to be the eighth installment in this horror comedy series, as the malevolent star of the property looks ready to crawl out of that wishing well to cause more chaos. What’s more, this new synopsis suggests that the carnage will be unfolding in that most classic of slasher movie settings, a sorority house:

The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first, he must recover
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