50 Weirdest Movie High Concepts
20. Leprechaun In Tha Hood (2000)
The High Concept: Murderous midget takes on jive-talking rappers.
The Weird: How to revive the ailing Leprechaun series? Can we send him to space? Nope, already done that. What about “tha hood”, can we send him there? Definitely. Oh, and we’ll throw in a mind-altering magic flute for good measure. Sorted.
How To Make It Weirder: By having the final show-down take the form of a rap battle. Although maybe not, since the Leprechaun rap sequence is one of the most skin-crawlingly awful things you could ever wish to see. Altogether now, “Lep in the hood, come to do no good…”