Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Film poster
Directed byJon Knautz
Screenplay byJohn Ainslie
Jon Knautz
Story byJohn Ainslie
Jon Knautz
Trevor Matthews
Patrick White
Produced byTrevor Matthews
Neil Bregman
Patrick White
StarringRobert Englund
Trevor Matthews
Rachel Skarsten
David Fox
Daniel Kash
CinematographyJoshua Allen
Edited byMatthew Brulotte
Music byRyan Shore
Brookstreet Pictures
Sound Venture Productions
Distributed byKinosmith
Anchor Bay Entertainment
(United States)
Release dates
  • October 9, 2007 (2007-10-09) (Sitges Film Festival)
  • July 25, 2008 (2008-07-25) (Canada)
  • August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
Budget$2,500,000 CAD (estimated)

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer is a 2007 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.


  • Robert Englund as Professor Gordon Crowley
  • Trevor Matthews as Jack Brooks and Forest Troll
  • Rachel Skarsten as Eve
  • David Fox as Old Howard
  • Daniel Kash as Counselor Silverstein
  • James A. Woods as John
  • Stefanie Drummond as Janice
  • Dean Hawes as Emmet
  • Ashley Bryant as Kristy
  • Chad Harber as Pat
  • Patrick Henry as Trevor
  • Meghanne Kessels as Suzy
  • Meg Charette as Erica
  • Kristyn Butcher as Celia
  • Andrew Butcher as Raymond
  • Simon Rainville as Slim
  • Matthew Stefiuk as Omar
  • Ariel Waller as Cindy Brooks
  • John Ross as Charles Brooks
  • Victoria Fodor as Gene Brooks
  • Derrick Damon Reeve as Cyclops
  • Evan Gilchrist as Young Jack Brooks
  • Austin MacDonald as Young Howard


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. The consensus states: "A sincere but 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".[1] 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.[2]


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".[3]


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.[4]


  1. ^ "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  2. ^ "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
  3. ^ Ain't It Cool News
  4. ^ Sifu Scott. "Ari Lehman's Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei Journal". Dread Central.

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