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Jack Brooks / Forest Troll
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Howard
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Celia
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Raymond
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As a child Jack Brooks witnessed the brutal murder of his family. Now a young man he struggles with a pestering girlfriend, therapy sessions that resolve nothing, and night classes that barely hold his interest. After unleashing an ancient curse, Jack's Professor undergoes a transformation into something not-quite- human, and Jack is forced to confront some old demons... along with a few new ones. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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19 November 2008 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

Džek Bruks - Ubica čudovišta  »

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CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is Jon Knautz's first feature film. See more »

Goofs

The "sodium" the teacher shows is actually dry ice. See more »

Quotes

[Howard has just told the story about how he buried his possessed uncle after he bit off his hand as a child]
Jack Brooks: So he... he ate your hand?
[Howard shows Jack that he has a hook instead of a hand]
Jack Brooks: How did you dig the hole?
Howard: Well goddammit, it wasn't easy!
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No Animals or Monsters were Harmed in the Making of this Film. See more »

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Beyond the Sea
Written by Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence and Albert Lasry
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada Co.
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Jack Brooks: Call me Mel
21 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Found out about this movie from a top 10 movies of 2008 list I found on the web. Having been sorely disappointed with other movies on the list (like the french torture porn Inside) this was a welcome choice to an otherwise weak list (maybe it just wasn't a good year for horror movies...).

With a title like that you don't expect to be really truly scared out of your shoes. Essentially what you expect is some comedy and entertainment packed with some decent gore. To boot this time around you actually get a decent story, if somewhat predictable, and some very decent acting from the cast.

As to the plot: Well the title essentially says it all. Jack Brooks is a monster slayer. And this is his Origins.

This flick pays homage to the best traditions of movies like Braindead and Evil Dead. There may not be a single real scare in this movie, as the whole premise ridicules any such possibility. But who really cares? Especially since Robert Englund plays a significant role in this no-fun barred movie.

Worthwhile watch for anyone looking for good clean entertainment with no intellectual strings attached (that said this movie is far from being dumb).


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