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Director:
Writers:
Jon Knautz (screenplay)
Jon Knautz (story)
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Release Date:
19 November 2008 (Philippines) See more »
Genre:
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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(141 articles)
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User Reviews:
Jack Brooks: Call me Mel 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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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
The radio station Jack always listens to is 88.7, which is the major alternative rock station in the Windsor,Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. Both screenwriter John Ainslee and producer Patrick White are natives of Windsor.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Beyond the SeaSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Jack Brooks: Call me Mel, 21 October 2009
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

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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