Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

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"...I used to be a plumber"
  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.9  (6,623)
  • 46

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is a 2007 horror-comedy film that was directed by Jon Knautz and starred Robert Englund, Trevor Matthews, and Daniel Kash. The story revolves around a troubled plumber named Jack Brooks, who has a traumatic past. Jack Brooks is recovering from the death of his parents, who were killed in front of him by a monster when he was a child.

As a young boy, Jack watched as his mother and father were killed by a creature that emerged from an underground hole. The incident traumatized him and has affected him ever since. Fast forward to current times, Jack is a plumber who is struggling to deal with his anger issues. When a professor at a local college hires Jack to fix some pipes, he accidentally releases a curse that unleashes a legion of monsters on the campus.

One night, while fixing the pipes, Jack finds himself in the basement of the college, where he unearths an ancient amulet that unleashes a demon inside him, transforming him into a monster slayer. Armed with his newly acquired superhuman strength and a newfound purpose, Jack must do battle with the monsters that threaten the campus and its students.

As more and more monsters begin to appear, Jack teams up with a fellow student, a love interest, and his unimpressed professor, to take on the evil that has been released. Along the way, they discover the truth about the curse, and Jack comes to terms with his traumatic past.

The film is a blend of horror, comedy, and action that showcases the talent of its cast. Robert Englund, who is best known for his role as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, plays Professor Crowley, a droll academic who disbelieves in the existence of monsters, despite being surrounded by them. Trevor Matthews, who also co-produced the film, gave a nuanced and expressive performance as Jack Brooks, the troubled protagonist. Daniel Kash played the role of Dr. Silver, a love interest for Jack, and his performance added depth to the character.

The special effects and makeup in the film are top-notch, and the monsters, created by David Scott and his team, are unforgettable. The creatures are original in their design, each having their unique appearance and abilities. The monsters range from a giant worm to a demon, and each scene with them is visually striking.

The film's tone is heavily influenced by its horror-comedy roots, and the script captures that perfectly. The humor, both physical and verbal, was well-timed and never felt forced. The comedic scenes never detracted from the horror or the action and were welcome breaks from the intensity.

Overall, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is a fun and thrilling film that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. With a great cast, excellent effects, and a well-written script, it's a must-watch for any horror-comedy fan.

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is a 2008 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 46.

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
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    5.9  (6,623)
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