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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Reviews

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August 2, 2017
Fair-to-middling horror comedy tries hard but doesn't always succeed; Robert Englund hams it up as the main monster.
½ March 13, 2016
Jack Brooks es una de esas pequeñas películas de serie Z que surgen de vez en cuando, no sabes de donde viene, y te sorprende con una propuesta graciosa y aceptable.

No estamos ante una buena película ojo, pero si te apetece disfrutar un rato de gore casposo que intenta homenajear a grandes clásicos como Braindead, entonces esta es tu cinta.
July 13, 2014
Pretty bad all around.
½ February 19, 2014
Awesome! Loved the old schoolness. Who needs cgi?!
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
½ September 7, 2013
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.
January 22, 2013
The first two acts have severe problems, but the third act is just action packed enough to work. The main character is incredibly unlikable, but Robert Englund is great in a different kind of villain role. If you can't stand the first 60 minutes, fast forward to the finale.
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!
½ November 17, 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.
½ 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 30, 2012
If you liked Killer Klowns From Outer Space I highly recommend watching this movie.
½ October 19, 2012
Like the good old days of popcorn and horror--The Black Heart Beats Again!!
½ 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.
½ 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!
½ 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.
½ August 24, 2012
maybe a one timer, not that bad, not that good either
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