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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.

Director:

Jon Knautz

Writers:

Jon Knautz (story), Trevor Matthews (story) | 4 more credits »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Professor Gordon Crowley
Trevor Matthews ... Jack Brooks / Forest Troll
Daniel Kash ... Counselor Silverstein
David Fox ... Howard
Dean Hawes Dean Hawes ... Emmet
Rachel Skarsten ... Eve
James A. Woods ... John
Ashley Bryant Ashley Bryant ... Kristy
Stefanie Drummond ... Janice
Chad Harber Chad Harber ... Pat
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry ... Trevor
Meghanne Kessels ... Suzy
Meg Charette Meg Charette ... Erica
Kristyn Butcher Kristyn Butcher ... Celia
Andrew Butcher ... Raymond
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Storyline

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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All work and no RAGE makes Jack a dull boy See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The "sodium" the teacher shows is actually dry ice. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

No Animals or Monsters were Harmed in the Making of this Film. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Scariest Movie Monsters (2017) 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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Great Fun & Monster Scary-ish
20 September 2016 | by lorimoore-41068See all my reviews

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2008 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD2,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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