Jack Brooks sounds just a tad too much like Bruce Campbell’s Ash character from the “Evil Dead” films for my liking, but who knows, maybe there are enough differences that when I finally sit down to watch “Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer” I won’t constantly think, “Geez, they’re ripping off Sam Raimi like nobody’s business”. In any case, here’s a brief preview of the horror-comedy, including trailer and images.
Jack Brooks witnessed the brutal murder of his family, leaving him to deal with an unquenchable fury he’s now fighting to control. Now the local plumber, Jack continuously struggles with his memories as his life becomes a downward spiral until his girlfriend Eve convinces him to attend night classes. Little does he know that in that dank classroom, his destiny awaits. One night, as Prof. Crowley bursts into a creature of legends, Jack finally discovers the true purpose of his rage as he attempts to save the lives of his classmates and learns that you can’t run from your past.
Starring Trevor Matthews, Robert Englund, Rachel Skarsten, Daniel Kash, and directed by Jon Knautz.
“Monster Slayer” was originally listed as a 2006 movie, and it’s now 2008, so that probably means you can expect to see the film going straight to DVD very soon.