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
Co-Writer Trevor Matthews and co-Writer and Director Jon Knautz thought of the idea for this movie while making up horror stories at Trevor's cottage in the Thousand Islands near Kingston, Ontario. See more »
The "sodium" the teacher shows is actually dry ice. See more »
[Howard has just told the story about how he buried his possessed uncle after he bit off his hand as a child]
So he... he ate your hand?
[Howard shows Jack that he has a hook instead of a hand]
How did you dig the hole?
Well goddammit, it wasn't easy!
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No Animals or Monsters were Harmed in the Making of this Film. See more »
I know this is a bit late in the review category, but I thought it was worth saying that this was a fun and sometimes monster-movie scary.
It's not jump out of your seat scary, but I felt monster-movie dread anticipating what's to come as monster(s) begin wreaking havoc. I thought Jack Brooks was hilarious, understandable, and real. He is someone I would like to know and the hilarity comes from his Happy Gilmore reactions to every day annoyances from unresolved issues. His character is believable in crazy, surreal circumstances and it was entertaining throughout. My favorite movies are those with characters for whom I am rooting whatever the story or how it's told, no matter their flaws or good-guy, bad-guy personas as developed(much like Ash's), and the character's humor when well written/played. I felt Jack Brooks fit this bill to a T. Loved him!
Don't look for an Evil Dead comparable; let go of pretense and limited expectations and just enjoy. This was, in my opinion, how we all first came to know and love Evil Dead movies to begin with, and how Ash and his exploits continue to entertain to this day...
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