Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sincere but sometimes-excessive send up of low-rent horror hokum, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer features some sharp laughs and features a scene-stealing performance by Robert Englund.

Joe Leydon

Indie effort evidences more energy than wit, and spends too much time on set-up before a slam-bang pay-off.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

This low-budget horror comedy arrives via a lively trailer and a witty print ad, yet the film itself never quite takes off.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Co-written and co-produced by Trevor Matthews, who also plays the title character, the film has some obvious problems. The most grievous of these is pacing.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer harks back to the drive-in classics of yesteryear with unapologetic nostalgia and undisguised affection.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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.

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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail

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.

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William Goss

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.

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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Robert Englund is the best and funniest part of this horror comedy. It isn't… More
Dean King
A pretty cheesey B movie comedy horror. It's good in places but I started to get bored, it feels long even at 75mins. Slow to start but with a good end but… More
Ken Stachnik
Really really underwhelming.
jd cryptic
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer plays like a 90 minute episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the series), but with an entirely different cast and characters, minus… More
Bruce Bruce
Another movie I expected more from after seeing the previews. Have had it on my desk in a pile of DVD's for about 8 months, after finally getting to it I… More
Steve K
Fun, low budget, knowing B-movie with some great (if unbelievable) effects. Most of the action resides in the beginning and the end of the film, but it's… More