Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Reviews
July 13, 2014
Pretty bad all around.
November 28, 2013
Entertaining, but it seemed like all the action takes place when the film is already over. It is a fun movie, but Matthews doesn't seem like the realistic underdog or a god among men in his leading role
October 25, 2008
The first half of the film drags and borders on boring...then the blood and special effects kick in and saves the day. Worth watching for Evil Dead and Dead alive fans but not nearly as good.
May 27, 2013
Robert Englund is and forever will be better known as Freddy Krueger, one of the genres most iconic and revered characters. But since then his appearances are nothing but disasters, his name alone enough to turn fans off. This is his best performance since the glory days in Elm Street and by far the best part of this overeager horror comedy. He plays a possessed science teacher and his enthusiasm is nothing short of infectious.
The rest of the cast is lukewarm at best, clumsy at its worst. Most attempts at comedy fail with just a few lines and a minor character (Howard, the hardware shop man) surviving the over-enthusiastic directors. There's not scares whatsoever, just some blood and some bad special effects. Fun and inessential.
Better is the low-budget 15-minute short 'Teen Massacre' to be found on the disc as bonus. If nothing else, it's earnest and has plenty of gore.
March 17, 2013
Besides a good performance from Robert "Kruger" Englund, the movie is mostly a dud.
December 4, 2012
Not the best (far away, although it's really good), but maybe the funniest horror movie of history.
I laughed so much so many times...
Really better than I thought!
June 6, 2012
although swamped in idiotic silliness, this film still has its charm, from the performance of Englund, to the nice throwback effects and the campy story it tells; there is fun to be had in watching Jack Brooks defeat those slick looking beasts.
November 7, 2012
A great final act that's a real blast, filled with OTT gore and gooey FX, and sharp wit. But did I really have to sit through so much rambling uninteresting crap (aside from scenes with Robert Englund) to get there?
October 19, 2012
Like the good old days of popcorn and horror--The Black Heart Beats Again!!
October 13, 2012
With not enough budget for real monsters, but a hot hot Trevor Matthews in the lead, this movie doesn't take itself too seriously and it's definitely enough to be fun.
September 19, 2012
the movie would've been nice if not for the tacky production design and prosthetics. in addition to the fact that the characters lacked depth and are not fully developed. in short a waste of time.
September 6, 2012
i have the director's facebook, and ever chatted with Jon Knautz live. I am going to see it asap. So curious!
September 2, 2012
The make-up and monster FX are completely amazing featuring NO CG at all (and if there was it was so minute I couldn't tell).
The production design, score etc are all above par but the problem lies in its pacing. After a solid first 20 minutes it sloooows...way...down and doesn't pick back up again until the last 20 or so.
Still it's better than most and both director Knautz and the FX team should be sought after because they show alot of promise and skill.
August 24, 2012
maybe a one timer, not that bad, not that good either
July 30, 2012
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.
July 29, 2012
I've got a plumber coming round on wednesday. I don't think I've got any fugly beasts in my flat so I won't be needing one with Jack Brooks' anger management issues. I was disappointed by this movie. It had the low budget, 80's rubber monster, straight to VHS feel I was expecting but although its (dead) heart was in the right place it didn't really deliver enough fun and excitement. Hey, it's not bad, I've seen hundreds worse. A three beer movie.
May 14, 2011
Does a fine job building up the main character but it takes too long to get to the Monster Slaying.
Ridiculously Fun To See These Campy Schlocky Monsters.
No CGI, Rubber Costumes, Exploding Heads, Robert Englund = Awesome!