Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Review

The fist part of review read in my previous post! Next scene shows Jack has returned to the hardware to learn the terrible secret behind the accursed house. As a child, the old man explains, he knew of his uncle’s terrible collections of macabre artifacts. One of his most prized possessions, the man explains, is the blackened heart of a demon which is cursed. One day he was looking at the box containing the heart and accidently cracked the glass box when his uncle caught him in the man’s study. Through the crack, the heart was able to possess his uncle and metamorphose him into a creature with an insatiable appetite. The man was forced to kill his uncle and bury him along with the heart in order to contain the evil from taking over the world. Jack doesn’t believe the man’s story but as the movie progresses Professor Crowley exhibits many of the same symptoms as the cursed uncle from the old man’s past. Finally as Jack realizes his true purpose, the stand of between good and evil will begin.

The man was forced to kill his uncle and bury him along with the heart in order to contain the evil from taking over the world. Jack doesn’t believe the man’s story but as the movie progresses Professor Crowley exhibits many of the same symptoms as the cursed uncle from the old man’s past. Finally, as Jack realizes his true purpose, the stand off between good and evil will begin.

The movie’s homage to Evil Dead was evident in its style of directing and set design. Examples can be seen in the creature design of the demons Jack faces as well as the comic relief moments. Jack is also a character who bears strong similarities to “Ash” in his behavior and fighting style.The movie was made with a low budget and the director and producers wanted a movie that was similar to the horror movies they watched as children they were growing up like Evil Dead. The creature design was flawless for being a low budget movie. It was well executed and when on screen, one could not tell it was done on such a tight budget. Also the special effects in this, movie were believable except for one part in the end which was comic and fun. This movie paid homage well to the style, special effects and designs used in the 1980’s to make a B film fun, scary and entertaining. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this film. As a lover of Raimi’s horror movies, I was really impressed on how well the director and producers captured his style of filmmaking without just imitating it entirely. I laughed at the parts meant to be funny and the film reminded me of a mesh between the 1985 Lamberto Bava’s “Demons”,  Steve Miner’s “House” (1986) and of course the Evil Dead Trilogy by Sam Raimi . I would highly recommend watching “Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer” if you are a fan of this style of horror films as well as want to have a good time doing so. I could see this film becoming another cult classic very soon.

Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this film. As a lover of Raimi’s horror movies, I was really impressed on how well the director and producers captured his style of filmmaking without just imitating it entirely. I laughed at the parts meant to be funny and the film reminded me of a mesh between the 1985 Lamberto Bava’s “Demons”,  Steve Miner’s “House” (1986) and of course the Evil Dead Trilogy by Sam Raimi. I would highly recommend watching “Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer” if you are a fan of this style of horror films as well as want to have a good time doing so. I could see this film becoming another cult classic very soon.