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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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Jon Knautz

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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 ... 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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2008 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Cazador de monstruos 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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Trivia

The radio station Jack always listens to is 88.7, which is the major alternative rock station in the Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan area. Screenwriter John Ainslee and Producer Patrick White are natives of Windsor. 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 »

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 »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Scariest Movie Monsters (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The Black Heart Beats Again
29 March 2008 | by mart-45See all my reviews

What is the best anger management program for someone who has witnessed his family slain in one's childhood by a hideous monster and has blamed himself for not having been able to do something to save them? Meditation? Yoga? Pilates? Yolates? Gay exercise videos? Wrong: it's professional monster slaying. The bottled up emotions that might complicate everyday life can be used effectively to annihilate various monsters and thusly to achieve great therapeutic effect combined with social beneficence.

That's The Monster Slayer in a nutshell. It's a campy, smooth old-school gore-fest, but it's well executed and acted in spite of the fact that the cup of the budget runneth not over. Good old Robert Englund delivers a tour de force over the top charleslaughtonian performance which is a delight. Rachel Skarsten is a perfectly nasty Barbie bitch from hell. Her high-pitched whining scene in the car is a total blast. Now the hero, Trevor Matthews, is someone to watch with attention. Methinks stardom might come knocking on the door any day soon.

A very nice 1980s style (i.e. trendy) flick makes a great 1,5 hour entertainment if it's not Hamlet you're really craving for.


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