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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Professor Gordon Crowley
... Jack Brooks / Forest Troll
... Counselor Silverstein
... Howard
Dean Hawes ... Emmet
... Eve
... John
Ashley Bryant ... Kristy
... Janice
Chad Harber ... Pat
Patrick Henry ... Trevor
... Suzy
Meg Charette ... Erica
Kristyn Butcher ... Celia
... 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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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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19 November 2008 (Philippines)  »

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Cazador de monstruos  »

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CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The "Prof Monster" that appears at the end of the film, took between six and eight people to operate at one time. 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 »

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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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Written by Paul Reddick and The Sidemen
Performed by Paul Reddick and The Sidemen
Courtesy of Northern Blues Music
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The Black Heart Beats Again
29 March 2008 | by See 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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