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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 »
A troubled young man still mourning the childhood loss of his family now has to deal with his professor being turned into a monster. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A fantastic throwback to 50's horror and Army of Darkness. 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)

Shawn Meunier ... (additional voices)

Directed by
Jon Knautz 
Writing credits
Jon Knautz (story) and
Trevor Matthews (story) and
Patrick White (story) and
John Ainslie (story)

Jon Knautz (screenplay) and
John Ainslie (screenplay)

Produced by
Neil Bregman .... producer
Ann Matthews .... executive producer
Terry Matthews .... executive 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 player
Kristyn Butcher .... stunt player
Sandra Floyd .... stunt player
Victoria Fodor .... stunt player
Melinda Gilhen .... stunt player
Nathalie Girard .... stunt player
Don Gough .... stunt player
Howard Green .... stunt player
Brent Jones .... stunt player
Doug Kelly .... stunt rigger
Annie-Claude Lapierre .... stunt player
Trevor Matthews .... stunt player
Christopher McCabe .... stunt rigger
Derrick Damon Reeve .... stunt player
John Ross .... stunt coordinator
Aaron Thompson .... stunt player
John Ross .... key stunt rigger (uncredited)
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
Location Management
Ian Smith .... location manager
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
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:MA15+ | Australia:MA15+ (2008) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Germany:16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | UK:18 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: The "sodium" the teacher shows is actually dry ice.See more »
Everybody Seems To Think (You've Got Some Kind Of Hold On Me)See more »


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31 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
A fantastic throwback to 50's horror and Army of Darkness., 24 September 2008
Author: dudeamis from United States

Sometimes you see a movie at the video store and you decided to take a chance on it, usually you're stuck with a bad movie and out a couple bucks, not the case with Monster Slayer.

Jack seems to be a fairly regular guy, working a thankless job and dating a whiny college girl. But Jack is not a regular guy, when he was a kid he witnessed a terrible tragedy, a tragedy he blames himself for and that fuels his episodes of rage. While doing a job for his science teacher, Professor Crowley (Robert Englund), Jack unintentionally awakens an ancient evil. Soon his entire science class is in mortal danger.

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is a slow building monster movie, that really allows the character of Jack to be explored before the crap hits the fan. After the opening scene we don't see a monster for about 2/3 of the movie. But that's fine because the last third makes up for it.

Jack Brooks also does something rarely seen today, effective use of prosthetics. Instead of relying on cheesy cgi like this weeks Sci-Fi original, this movie uses well made monster make up to create realistic hell spawn.

The acting is fantastic for a movie of this level, Trevor Matthews does a fantastic job as the hero. Rachel Skarsten is terrifically annoying and James A. Woods plays the stereotypical wanna be philosopher college kid who smokes too much weed, perfectly.

While this movie is made in the spirit of Army of Darkness, you will not confuse the two movies. Jack Brooks is much more serious, but not too serious. Jack Brooks doesn't throw out classic one liners, or is too cocky for his own good. Jack is just a guy with a lot of anger issues who steps up when he's needed the most.

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