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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 ... 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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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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...I used to be a plumber See more »


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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:

CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Jon Knautz's first feature film. See more »

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When Jack is loosening the union on the pump, he is using the wrench on the wrong part. 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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No Animals or Monsters were Harmed in the Making of this Film. See more »

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Written by Paul Reddick and The Sidemen
Performed by Paul Reddick and The Sidemen
Courtesy of Northern Blues Music
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Think Evil Dead
6 November 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. Need I say more? Oh, okay then.

Really, if the title doesn't give you a clue to what sort of movie you're about to watch then I really can't add that much.

It's a cheesy, low budget B-movie (or maybe even C-movie) about a loser who had his family killed by a monster. Now, he's a plumber by day and a student at night. Plus he has anger issues. Guess what - he's destined to fight monsters. And that's about it.

But is it any good? Well, Robert 'original Freddy Kruger' Englund is in it, so that does mean it's not going to be completely awful and the former spiky-fingered one does overact nicely.

As for the rest of it, well, it's okay.

The first three quarters of the film don't contain many monsters. Which is a shame, based on its title.

However, if you enjoy where it's going, you'll be rewarded with a suitably decent pay-off. This comes in the form a nice slice 'n dice battle in the college with monsters splattering all over the place.

Overall, it's fun - especially for the ending. I just wish they could have put the ending in the middle and then added more of the same.


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