Unwelcome: Official poster features mythological redcap

Unwelcome - Courtesy Well Go USA Entertainment
Unwelcome - Courtesy Well Go USA Entertainment /

Move over, Leprechaun, the redcaps are coming to town. Or at least to select theaters and then to digital when Unwelcome, a new creature feature, is released in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

It may not be one of the horror movies people are most looking forward to seeing in 2023. But it may turn out to be a sleeper hit if it’s anything as good as its trailer.

The official poster was recently released, which includes a knife-wielding redcap. That’s our first glimpse at the mythological creature that is similar in size to a leprechaun, but that’s where the comparison ends.

While both are supernatural beings found in Irish folklore, redcaps don’t cobble shoes or, as they’re more stereotypically portrayed, protect pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Wikipedia maybe sums it up best by describing redcaps as “malevolent, murderous” goblins who protect their “lairs” to the death.

I think I’d rather take my chances with a leprechaun. What about you?

While you think about your answer, let’s take a look at what Unwelcome is all about, including its synopsis, trailer, cast, and release date.

Unwelcome official poster

Unwelcome – Courtesy Well Go USA Entertainment
Unwelcome – Courtesy Well Go USA Entertainment /

Unwelcome synopsis

A couple escapes their urban nightmare to the tranquility of rural Ireland only to hear stories of mysterious beings who live in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden. As warned by their new neighbors, in Irish lore the Redcaps will come when called to help souls in dire need of rescue, but it’s crucial to remember that there is always a dear price to pay for their aid.

Unwelcome cast & crew

It stars Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Ready Player One) and Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent, hit Netflix film The Dirt, Jupiter Ascending, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

Unwelcome was directed by Irish-born Jon Wright (Grabbers, Robot Overlords), and was based on an original screenplay by Mark Stay.

Unwelcome release date

The movie releases in theaters on March 10 and on digital on March 14.

Unwelcome trailer

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