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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Reviews

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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.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
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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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 15, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Blake French
August 14, 2008
has the potential to spawn a successful franchise
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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-
Johnny Butane
Dread Central
August 10, 2008
...believe the hype for Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer; this is a fun, monster-filled movie that knows exactly what it wants to be and I hope only the first of many movies in what could easily be a really kickass franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail
July 25, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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...
Lucius Gore
June 16, 2008
'Jack Brooks' is the best horror comedy since 'Shaun of the Dead.' It's funny, sick, well-acted and surprisingly character driven. And it's ultimately Englund's performance that pulls the film out of better-than-average territory into the realm of horror
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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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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.
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+
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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.
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