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Chasing Gold - Leprechaun 3

The Leprechaun films were part of the pre-Scream campy slasher craze of the late 80's and early 90's which included other classics like The Dentist, Dr. Giggles, and Ghoulies. The Leprechaun has really gotten around. He's fought marines in space, chilled with Ice-T in the hood, and even tried his luck at the party casinos in Las Vegas. Leprechaun's main selling point was that it starred Warwick Davis (best known for his role as Willow Ufgood in 1988's Willow) as the titular murderous leprechaun with a penchant for rhyming and bad puns.

The magical dwarf's visit to Vegas was the third entry of the Leprechaun franchise and the first one to go direct-to-video. In the film, the little green menace is once again after his gold, which is currently in the hands of a young man named Scott. After losing everything at the casino, Scott wanders into a pawn shop in hopes of selling his watch, but instead found the dead body of the owner. He removes a gold coin from the corpse, but unknown to him it's a magical coin that grants a wish to whoever possesses it. Of course, since this is Las Vegas, Scott wishes for a winning streak.

Eventually, the leprechaun catches up with Scott at the casino and after a tussle, is thrown out a window after he bites Scott on the hand. The poisoned bite causes him to slowly transform into a leprechaun himself and he began to spout lines like, "There once was a lady of Totten, whose tastes grew perverted and rotten" in an Irish accent.

During a scuffle, the coin is stolen by casino workers and the Leprechaun proceeds to murder each of them while looking for his missing gold. One person is electrocuted by a bot and another explodes after her body grows to outrageous proportions. The film finally ends after Scott, now almost completely transformed into a leprechaun himself, sets the Leprechaun's pot of gold on fire which kills the Leprechaun and transforms Scott back to normal.

It's hard to say which is worse, the film's dialogue or it's special effects. It tried to be a horror comedy but its attempts at both humor and terror failed. Nonetheless, somebody must have liked it, because the studio would go on to make three more sequels, each one worse than the last.