Release dateOctober 9, 2007 (2007-10-09) (Sitges Film Festival)
July 25, 2008 (2008-07-25) (Canada)
August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15) (United States) WriterJohn Ainslie (screenplay), John Ainslie (story), Jon Knautz (screenplay), Jon Knautz (story), Trevor Matthews (story), Patrick White (story) Story byTrevor Matthews, Jon Knautz, John Ainslie, Patrick White CastRobert Englund (Professor Gordon Crowley), Trevor Matthews (Jack Brooks / Forest Troll), Daniel Kash (Counselor Silverstein), David Fox (Howard), Dean Hawes (Emmet), Rachel Skarsten (Eve) Similar moviesThe Exorcist, Insidious: Chapter 2, This Is the End, Ghostbusters, Independence Day, The Grey
Tagline...I used to be a plumber
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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is a Canadian comedy horror monster movie produced by Brookstreet Pictures. The film was directed Jon Knautz and stars Trevor Matthews, Robert Englund and Rachel Skarsten. The film is about a plumber named Jack (Trevor Matthews) whose family gets slaughtered by a demonic beast. While fixing the pipes for Dr. Crowley (Robert Englund), the Professor awakens an evil source and eventually transforms his body into a monster. With the evil spreading out of control, Jack harnesses his anger to face the monsters and avenge his family.
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer was received with mixed reviews from film critics on its original release. The film ranking website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 64% of critics had given the film positive reviews, based upon a sample of 25. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 46, based on 7 reviews.
The music was composed by Ryan Shore. He recorded the score with a 93 piece symphony orchestra which he conducted. Ain't It Cool News named Ryan Shore's score one of the "Top 10 Scores of the Year".
The film premiere was on October 9, 2007 at Sitges Film Festival and is part of the 2010 Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei Journal in Barcelona.