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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer -- Ever since he watched monsters brutally slaughter his family during a childhood camping trip, local plumber Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews) has had major anger management issues. But when a busted pipe disturbs an ancient evil, Jack will unwittingly unleash a force that transforms his kindly night school professor (Robert 'FREDDY KRUEGER' Englund) into a ravenous, tentacled, infectious beast from Hell.
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Release Date:
19 November 2008 (Philippines) See more »
...I used to be a plumber See more »
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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5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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The Black Heart Beats Again See more (46 total) »


  (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 (as 'Jacqueline Roberston-Cull')
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
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 .... key stunt rigger
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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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language
85 min | Argentina:90 min (Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

John Ainslie wrote the screenplay to Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer while renting a basement apartment in the home of Aircraft Pictures producer Andrew Rosen. Craig David Wallace rented the same basement apartment and wrote parts of Todd & the Book of Pure Evil there.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Jack is loosening the union on the pump, he is using the wrench on the wrong part.See more »
Make A Fool Out Of MeSee more »


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43 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
The Black Heart Beats Again, 29 March 2008
Author: Mart Sander from

What is the best anger management program for someone who has witnessed his family slain in one's childhood by a hideous monster and has blamed himself for not having been able to do something to save them? Meditation? Yoga? Pilates? Yolates? Gay exercise videos? Wrong: it's professional monster slaying. The bottled up emotions that might complicate everyday life can be used effectively to annihilate various monsters and thusly to achieve great therapeutic effect combined with social beneficence.

That's The Monster Slayer in a nutshell. It's a campy, smooth old-school gore-fest, but it's well executed and acted in spite of the fact that the cup of the budget runneth not over. Good old Robert Englund delivers a tour de force over the top charleslaughtonian performance which is a delight. Rachel Skarsten is a perfectly nasty Barbie bitch from hell. Her high-pitched whining scene in the car is a total blast. Now the hero, Trevor Matthews, is someone to watch with attention. Methinks stardom might come knocking on the door any day soon.

A very nice 1980s style (i.e. trendy) flick makes a great 1,5 hour entertainment if it's not Hamlet you're really craving for.

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