Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys because we’re talking 2004’s Blade: Trinity and 2013’s Leprechaun: Origins, and we’re joined by Chris Reject of Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations to promote the upcoming Steelstacks Smackdown pro wrestling event on August 27th, 2022!
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We start by talking about some of the stuff involving horror recently. Liam talks about the film The Righteous as well as Netflix series Sandman. Chris talks about seeing Nope and revisiting Evil Dead II. Justin talks about seeing the films Prey, Day Shift and Hypochondriac, as well as attending the recent Monster Mania Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ.
We start with Blade: Trinity. We talk about the films troubled production history, some of the spotty CGI, and the “roundly reviled” nature of the film.
We discuss the fact that despite having not just a solid cast, but a solid comedic cast, it is largely unfunny and most of the actual jokes fall horribly flat. We generally didn’t enjoy this film, and don’t have much good to say about it.
We talk about how the film feels like a project in which the lead checked out and everyone else involved didn’t know what to do. We talk about how the film is bad in a way that goes above and beyond other “bad” films we’ve covered are.
Up next is Leprechaun: Origins. We talk about our feelings on the franchise as a whole, and how despite its shortcomings the first film at least has a distinct leprechaun in it, as opposed to this one which is just a generic creature that has little to no connection to the mythos of leprechauns.
Justin and Chris discuss the film’s weak attempt at a “morality in duress” story. We talk about the uneven pacing of the film, the unearned drama, the “Google expert” bullshit exposition, and more of the film’s lack of leprechaun-related shenanigans.
Justin gets upset about how there’s no magic way to kill the leprechaun and yet somehow this creature has an entire village in its thrall.
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