Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
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Consumed by rage after watching his family get viciously slaughtered by a demonic beast, an angry plumber receives a chance to redeem himself after inadvertently unleashing an ancient evil. As a young boy, Jack Brooks' entire life was forever changed during a fateful camping trip. Having survived the slaughter by simply turning heel and running as fast as possible, Jack simply cannot forgive himself for allowing his fear to take over. These days, Jack (Trevor Matthews) is a local plumber with some serious rage issues. One day, while attempting to repair some pipes for Professor Crowley… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"Indie effort evidences more energy than wit, and spends too much time on set-up before a slam-bang pay-off."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"This low-budget horror comedy arrives via a lively trailer and a witty print ad, yet the film itself never quite takes off."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is like a combination of those two 1987 releases, but it contains none of the awesomeness of The Hidden and all the wretchedness of Ghoulies II."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"An old-school horror movie with nary a digital effect, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is about exactly what its title implies -- a dude named Jack, who slays monsters."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"has the potential to spawn a successful franchise"
‑ Blake French, Filmcritic.com
"Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer harks back to the drive-in classics of yesteryear with unapologetic nostalgia and undisguised affection."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Despite a game performance by Trevor Matthews in the lead, not much in this alleged comic/horror flick really succeeds as either funny or scary."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"May not quite be the cult classic in the making that it so clearly sets out to be, but at least its influences and intent are always worn plainly upon its blood-stained sleeve."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"Manages to kick a copious amount of ass by breathing some much needed fresh air into the flattened lungs of our genre."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"A polite tip of the hat to Evil Dead and all things Buffy, this horror/comedy is lacking proper oomph in both categories, resulting in a movie of commendable purpose, but lackluster realization."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Matthews is supposed to be the star here, but it's Englund's hilarious, over-the-top performance that keeps Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer... from becoming another forgettable exercise in horror."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"With a Buffy-like title and a poster that recalls Bruce Campbell at his buffest, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer should have horror fans eager for a little low-budget monster mash chomping at the bit. They won't be disappointed."
‑ Jason McBride, Globe and Mail
"Tries so hard to be an instant cult classic, but it doesn't quite make the cut."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"a potentially duff idea (disgruntled plumber finds outlet for his anger issues by kicking monster butt) is elevated by the funniest character acting of the entire FrightFest 2008."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"For about an hour of running time nothing much actually happens . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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