St. Patrick’s Day

Warwick Davis in Leprechaun Movie 1993

We all know that “Based on a true story” is simply a suggestion in Hollywood, otherwise, we’d believe Jack and Rose rode the Titanic, Maximus Decimus Meridius defeated Commodus in the coliseum, and the Charles Xavier and his mutants stopped the Cuban Missile Crisis from erupting into war. Amid all the green beer drinking and corn beef noshing, a St. Patrick’s Day tradition for me is watching the 1993 classic Leprechaun starring Warwick Davis. Prior to this film, leprechauns had almost solely been represented in popular culture by jolly yet mischievous creatures helping Darby O’Gill or protecting his Lucky Charms. Now they had a murderously irritated representative. However, as enjoyable as the cheesy horror classic of Leprechaun is, the movie always gets me thinking: How accurate is Warwick Davis’ leprechaun?

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Drinking Games

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this weekend, and we know everyone is looking for any excuse to drink some green beer or slam a few shots of Irish whiskey. Sure, we could enjoy a few drinks to Darby O’Gill and the Little People, but why not celebrate with a true cinematic classic like 1993’s Leprechaun? There have been six Leprechaun films to date, and honestly, this game could work for almost all of them to a degree. However, it’s Warwick Davis’ original turn as the offensive Irish stereotype that is most enjoyable. Cheers, and Éirinn go Brách!

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published: 04.18.2014
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