As the title suggests, this is the third installment of the Leprechaun saga. The concept of these films is incredibly simple and yet completely inconsistent. The Leprechaun is seemingly immortal, his powers can see him manipulate inanimate objects, he can vanish and re-appear at will, he can create illusions on demand and yet, inexplicably, he cannot stop losing coins from his pot of gold.
This is the plot, again, for this film but don't let the repetition put you off - it only adds to the magic. You know the plot before it begins - it is only the detail, and the setting, that needs to be filled in. In this film, we are in Las Vegas. Why not. Horror has been almost completely abandoned in this film in favour of more limericks and even more imaginative and improbable deaths.
With every passing Leprechaun film, we seem to be given more insights into different aspects of Leprechaun folklore - most of which are at odds with lessons from the previous film. As an example:
1. In 'Leprechaun 2' wrought iron (in particular safe's) burnt the Leprechaun. Despite this, in the opening scene of this film, the Leprechaun chooses, surely not, a safe as a hiding place for his gold. Although this is not explained I have assumed he has developed some kind of immunity.
2. The Leprechaun bit one of his victims and they proceeded to turn into a Leprechaun. There have been many people bitten by the Leprechaun but only this one began the transformation.
3. The Leprechaun seemed unaware of who had his coin in this film. In the previous films he had been drawn toward the holder of the coin. In this film he seemed to be able to smell it, although could only root out it's general location. This resulted in many people being killed despite the fact that they didn't have the coin.
You couldn't make it up...oh, you can.
No film collection can be taken seriously without the inclusion of the Leprechaun films. I'll repeat that. No film collection can be taken seriously without the inclusion of the Leprechaun films.