National holidays like Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas all have horror movies that tie into the annual festivities, with the Leprechaun franchise bringing to life a figure who is honored on St. Patrick's Day. In honor of the holiday, SYFY will be airing a marathon of the franchise, which will include the network premiere of the latest chapter in the series, Leprechaun Returns.
Check out the schedule of the March 17th holiday marathon below:
9 a.m. ET – Leprechaun: Back 2
11 a.m. ET – Leprechaun in the Hood
1 p.m. ET – Leprechaun 4: in Space
3 p.m. ET – Leprechaun 3
5 p.m. ET – Leprechaun 2
7 p.m. ET – Leprechaun
9 p.m. ET – Leprechaun Returns
11 p.m. ET – Leprechaun 3
1 a.m. ET – Leprechaun 4: In Space
3 a.m. ET – Leprechaun in the Hood
Interestingly, the schedule will see the films being broadcast in reverse chronological order, allowing the broadcast of the original film to be followed by Leprechaun Returns, which serves as a direct sequel to the first film and ignores the events of all sequels.
Another point worth noting is that the marathon won't be including Leprechaun: Origins, likely as it served as an attempt to reboot the property with the prequel, which was considered by many fans of the franchise to be a disappointment.
Director of Leprechaun Returns Steven Kostanski previously shared with ComicBook.com his approach to the film and his attempt to revive the stagnated franchise.
He added, "That was basically my mandate, was just
Tune in to the Leprechaun marathon on SYFY starting at 9 a.m. ET on March 17th.
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