Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Reviews

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Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
The path to Jack's calling is a slow one, even for a fan base used to extended setups.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
August 14, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Cornelius
November 27, 2008
Tries so hard to be an instant cult classic, but it doesn't quite make the cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
July 25, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
August 12, 2008
For about an hour of running time nothing much actually happens . . .
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 10, 2008
For artistic representation, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer gets a near-perfect score, less so for its restrained sense of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
August 14, 2008
This low-budget horror comedy arrives via a lively trailer and a witty print ad, yet the film itself never quite takes off.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
July 25, 2008
As refreshing as it is to see an entire 'genre' film without a single CG effect -- because they obviously couldn't afford one -- Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer doesn't bring much to the monster party to justify itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
October 18, 2008
Indie effort evidences more energy than wit, and spends too much time on set-up before a slam-bang pay-off.
William Goss
December 17, 2009
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.
Scott Weinberg
January 28, 2008
Hardly the re-invention of the genre wheel, but that's fine by me. It's just a whole bunch of sick, sly, silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 1, 2008
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.
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
August 4, 2008
MONSTER SLAYER is only the birth of Jack Brooks and I pray we'll see another dozen of these films in the future... You want laughs, action, blood, guts, slime, creatures and a kick-ass anti-hero? You'll find it all in JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
August 3, 2008
Miraculously fusing the scary and ridiculous, 'Freddy Kreuger' Englund steals this show, whether steamed up from that bad plumbing, dealing with complications of male pregnancy, or weirdly delighting as the reluctant glutton just eating your heart out.
Cole Smithey
August 12, 2008
This old-school throwback to '80s era horror movies takes pride in the teen screams extracted by its goo-spurting, tentacled monster and his newly minted henchmen as they attack an unfortunate group of young college students.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 17, 2008
A damn good horror comedy with great performances, a fun if traditional story, and some brutal gore and grue...
October 2, 2008
Manages to kick a copious amount of ass by breathing some much needed fresh air into the flattened lungs of our genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 19, 2008
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer harks back to the drive-in classics of yesteryear with unapologetic nostalgia and undisguised affection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Blake French
August 14, 2008
has the potential to spawn a successful franchise
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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