31 Days of Horror: Jack Brooks Monster Slayer

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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)

JackBrooks_MonsterSynopsis: After a young Jack Brooks watches his family get massacred by a monster, an understandably troubled and angered Jack grows up to be an asshole of a plumber with serious rage issues.  In the course of fixing a professor’s plumbing, he becomes embroiled in a battle against a demon capable of possessing others where he finds his true calling – kicking monster ass.

Killer Scene: When it’s down to Jack to fight his way through the school to rescue the trapped students, he takes it upon himself to bash some heads in.  He loves hitting people.  With his firsts or with objects.  He hits people with pipes, chairs, and in the best kill, a fire extinguisher.  WHAMMY.


skulls-15Violence: The film kills around 12 or so people, which is good, but some of them occur off-screen and most aren’t too bloody.  In non-fatal violence, Jack does like to punch a couple of suckas in the face.  Definitely needed more blood to satisfy me.

skulls-05Sex: The biggest, and really only, disappoint for me was the total lack of naked ladies.  However, I do award the film a half-skull just because I find co-star Ashley Bryant really attractive.

skulls-1Scares: As an entry into the horror-comedy genre, there really aren’t any scares here.  There are some atmospheric moments and some monsters lurking in the woods, but you’re in no danger of tinkling your pants in front of your girlfriend. Again.

Final Thoughts: This was a fun and surprising movie.  I was caught off guard with how much I liked it.  Back when I first watched I called the character of Brooks the angry voice of a new generation. I stand by that.  I would love to see a sequel.  Brooks is an asshole on par with Ashley “Ash” Williams from the Evil Dead movies.  Plus he’s full of hate and rage and anger and fists, so I love him.  I still find this quote from the movie hilarious: He’s yellin at me in Chinese. I don’t even fuckin speak Chinese. So you know, I punched him. Hard. I definitely dig me some comedy-horror and loved watching this complete jerk kick some monster ass and punch yuppy scumbags.  The movie also sets itself up perfectly for a sequel.  So yeah.  Give it to me.

What do you think of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer?  Are you a fan of horror-comedy?

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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