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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)

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A troubled young man still mourning the childhood loss of his family now has to deal with his professor being turned into a monster.

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Professor Gordon Crowley
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Counselor Silverstein
David Fox ...
Dean Hawes ...
Emmet
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Eve
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John
Ashley Bryant ...
Kristy
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Janice
Chad Harber ...
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Patrick Henry ...
Trevor
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Suzy
Meg Charette ...
Erica
Kristyn Butcher ...
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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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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19 November 2008 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

Cazador de monstruos  »

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CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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No CGI was used in this film for any of the effects. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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West Texas Sound
Written by Greg Oblivion and The Deadly Snakes
Performed by The Deadly Snakes
Courtesy of In The Red Records
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good comedy/horror movie
21 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I really liked this movie simply because I identified and loved the Jack Brooks character so much. The purpose of the movie is to show a regular guy who is frustrated with the world around him trying to find his niche. What's so entertaining and hilarious is watching Jack blow in situations we all would like to blow up in while earnestly trying to trying to fit in and be normal.

I think this movie has a very strong Canadian sensibility which some Americans just don't see the humor in. I'm reminded a lot of Trailer Park Boys, which I personally find hilarious, but understandably some people just don't get. This kind of material is funny if you find the humor in lower/lower middle class life and the types of struggles you have to deal with when you belong to those classes.

This movie isn't a mindless slaughter-fest but instead focuses on the human element with humor and heart. If you enjoyed films like Shaun of the Dead that uses the horror genre as a backdrop to help bring out humorous yet relatable human struggles into focus then you'll like Jack Brooks. If your looking for a non-stop deluge of blood and a forgettable human characters whose only purpose is to be slaughtered then I suggest you look elsewhere.


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