Briefly released to theaters before reaching its natural habitat on video, RUMPELSTILTSKIN is no improvement on director Mark Jones' previous fairy-tale monster flick, LEPRECHAUN (1993).
In the 1300s, deformed baby-snatcher Rumpelstiltskin (Max Grodenchik) is transformed into a stone icon and tossed into the sea. In the present, the rock is purchased from an antique store by young widow Shelly Stewart (Kim Johnston Ulrich), whose policeman husband, Russell (Jay Pickett), was shot
by a carjacker. Her wish to see Russell again soon comes true when he appears in her apartment, and they spend the night making love. Come morning, Russell is gone, and Rumpelstiltskin...