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Director:
Writers:
Jon Knautz (screenplay)
Jon Knautz (story)
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Release Date:
19 November 2008 (Philippines) See more »
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Tagline:
...I used to be a plumber See more »
Plot:
As a child Jack Brooks witnessed the brutal murder of his family. Now a young man he struggles with a pestering girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Mad, Mad Monster Party! See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Englund ... Professor Gordon Crowley

Trevor Matthews ... Jack Brooks / Forest Troll
Daniel Kash ... Counselor Silverstein
David Fox ... Howard
Dean Hawes ... Emmet

Rachel Skarsten ... Eve

James A. Woods ... John
Ashley Bryant ... Kristy

Stefanie Drummond ... Janice
Chad Harber ... Pat
Patrick Henry ... Trevor

Meghanne Kessels ... Suzy
Meg Charette ... Erica
Kristyn Butcher ... Celia

Andrew Butcher ... Raymond
Simon Rainville ... Slim

Matthew Stefiuk ... Omar
Brennan Delaney ... Student #1
Valerie Casault ... Student #2

Austin Macdonald ... Young Howard
Evan Gilchrist ... Young Jack Brooks

Ariel Waller ... Cindy Brooks

John Ross ... Charles Brooks
Victoria Fodor ... Gene Brooks
Derrick Damon Reeve ... Cyclops

Dani Kind ... Waitress
Joshua Bogues ... Herb
Brad Gibb ... Radio DJ

Rick Bramucci ... Gym Teacher

Rafael Petardi ... Janitor (as Pascal Petardi)
Steve Stransman ... Tall Student

Christina Sauvé ... Student
Melinda Gilhen ... Yogalates Teacher
Monica White ... Yogalates Student
Allisa Boardley ... Yogalates Student
Catherine Grgicakuk ... Yogalates Student
Norman Mikeal Berketa ... Man in Hardware Store
Blue ... Waldo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Deline ... Additional Voices (voice)

Directed by
Jon Knautz 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Ainslie  screenplay
John Ainslie  story
Jon Knautz  screenplay
Jon Knautz  story
Trevor Matthews  story
Patrick White  story

Produced by
Neil Bregman .... producer
Trevor Matthews .... producer
Patrick White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Joshua Allen 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Brulotte 
 
Casting by
Don Carroll 
Sara Kay 
Jenny Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Jason MacIsaac 
 
Set Decoration by
Naaron Fijalkowski 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Armstrong 
 
Makeup Department
Molly Adey .... key hair stylist
Patrick Baxter .... makeup lab technician
Brandi Boulet .... key makeup artist
Allan Cooke .... creature effects
Allan Cooke .... key special makeup effects
Rianna Crittendon .... makeup designer
Anna Finlayson .... assistant makeup artist
Reagan Forsythe .... daily makeup artist
Kerry Price .... assistant hair stylist
Jacqueline Robertson Cull .... hairpiece maker
David Scott .... special makeup & creature effects designer
Anthony Veilleux .... additional sculptor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Michael Dawson .... first assistant director
Rebecca Hu .... second assistant director
Ryan Lee .... third assistant director
Sean Parker .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Shawn Buffington .... set dresser
Tim Cordes .... assistant property master
Greg Goldsack .... property master
Steve Sanger .... assistant set decorator trainee
Philip Wood .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Michael Baskerville .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
David Evans .... supervising sound editor
Frankie D. Harrison .... adr recordist
Chris Inwood .... boom operator
John Loranger .... first assistant sound editor
Chris Newton .... sound mixer
Adam Raley .... re-recording mix assistant
Paul Shubat .... sound re-recording mixer
John Sievert .... foley artist
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Allan Cooke .... special effects assistant
Steve Sanger .... special effects assistant
Steven Sanger .... special effects assistant
David Scott .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ann-Marie Blommaert .... visual effects project manager
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Kyle Brydges .... effects assistant
John Fukushima .... lead compositor
Jeremy Price .... visual effects
Marcus Rait .... physical effects supervisor
Noel Wright .... compositor
 
Stunts
Andrew Butcher .... stunt performer
Kristyn Butcher .... stunt double
Sandra Floyd .... stunt double
Melinda Gilhen .... stunt double
Nathalie Girard .... stunt double
Don Gough .... stunt performer
Howard Green .... stunt performer
Brent Jones .... stunt performer
Annie-Claude Lapierre .... stunt performer
John Ross .... stunt coordinator
Aaron Thompson .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Battistone .... electrician
Ambrose J. Buffington .... grip
Albert Camicioli .... still photographer
Angela Chao .... second assistant camera
Allister Foster .... key grip
Vanessa Ireson .... first assistant camera
Krista Lane .... electrician
Jason Luke .... second assistant camera
Matt Marek .... Steadicam operator
Matt Marek .... camera operator: "a" camera
Hugh McJanet .... gaffer
Rich Pryce .... generator operator
Richard Pryce .... genny operator
Eduardo Sarmiento .... best boy electric
Mark Zanin .... camera trainee
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie McNeill .... daily costumer
Megan Oppenheimer .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... color timer
Jim Fleming .... digital film colorist
Ryan Kuba .... digital intermediate coordinator Technicolor Creative Services
James Kwiatkowski .... post production services
Chris Mayo .... conforming editor: HD
 
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
David Hayman .... music supervisor
Ryan Shore .... conductor
Ryan Shore .... orchestrator
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shawn Buffington .... production assistant
Laura French .... production assistant
Melinda Gilhen .... production coordinator
Jason Harper .... production assistant
Raymond Mansfield .... sales representative
Katharine Jane Reid .... script supervisor
Ian Smith .... location manager
John Wade .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Monsters Hunter" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language
Runtime:
85 min | Argentina:90 min (Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Australia:MA (2008) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Germany:16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is Jon Knautz's first feature film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The sign on the desk of Dr. Silverstein, Jack Brooks' shrink, misspells "counselor" as "councilor". (Despite various international spellings, a "councilor" is still someone who works for the council, and a "counselor" is someone who counsels.)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beyond the SeaSee more »

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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Mad, Mad Monster Party!, 6 April 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

The ambitions of director Jon Knautz and his entire cast & crew were obviously limited, but nevertheless admirable. All they ever intended to do was bring homage to the glorious horror decade of the 80's and make a nonsensical movie with clichéd themes, stereotypical characters and over-the-top gooey make-up effects reminiscent to the movies the young filmmakers grew up with, like "The Evil Dead" and "Demons". I saw this film at the Belgian Fantasy Film Festival, were it fulfilled the role of ideal midnight movie crowd-pleaser. "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" offers plenty of splatter, absurdly crude humor, identifiable anti-hero characters, silly story lines and – last not least – Robert Englund himself in another terrific supportive B-role. Jack Brooks is an ordinary twenty-something man, working as a plumber during the day and attending chemistry classes in the evening in order to reach a more valuable certificate. He suffers from one major problem, though. Ever since he helplessly witnessed his family getting butchered by a forest monster as a child, Jack can't control his anger and regularly suffers from aggressive outbursts. When his teacher, Professor Crowley, gradually transforms into a monstrous entity after a plumbing job gone awry, Jack comes to realize the monster slaying business is exactly the type of anger management he needed. "Monster Slayer" is pretty weak in the plotting department, as you can see, but this widely gets compensated by the enthusiast spirit and determination of everybody involved in the production. The film starts off a little slow and hesitant, but once Prof Crowley starts undergoing his transformation, there's no more stopping the camp and cheese! You can clearly notice how genre veteran Robert Englund enjoyed helping out the young crew and the make-up department seemingly just received a carte-blanche. The monster designs and demonic grimaces are delightfully cheesy and gross, just like they were in the 1980's, and the film constantly remains comical and light-headed in spite of the gory bloodshed. Trevor Matthews is terrific as the reluctant Bruce "Ash" Campbell typed horror Savior and he receives good support from various other young and (still) unknown players. "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" is a totally unpretentious and entertaining throwback to B-cinema, and even though it'll never be regarded as a classic, it's warmly recommended viewing for all fans of the genre.

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