It's beginning to look a lot like Hallowe'en...part 4: Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)

Now if this isn't an old-school piece of gory hilarious fun, I don't know what is.
JB:MS is a Canadian produced horror flick that is incredibly entertaining, and while it isn't incredibly original and runs a tad too long, it doesn't take itself too seriously and is a hell of a good time. It's refreshing to see a horror film that is self-aware without being SELF-AWARE (if that makes any sense). Instead of merely overcoming its budgetary limitations, the film is more endearing for them. Loads of unpretentious fun, practical effects (no CGI here, baby, which in itself is laudable) and a patently Canadian vibe of understated comedy, this is destined to become a cult classic, and one that I'll drunkenly revisit for years to come.

If every Hallowe'en you throw on Demons (either of them - not counting the later, most tenuously attached entries...), Night of the Demons (any of the three), Night of the Creeps, Slither, or Evil Dead (again, any of the three), while putting on your costume, you can now officially add Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer to the list. Bonus points for best head bashing-in scene since Irreversible, best use of duct-tape (as a bandage), and Robert "I'm not really Freddy Krueger" Englund.

Turn up the good...


La Sporgenza said...

Sounds like a blast... Ordered one for the FBW. Good call Joe.

Dropkick said...

aww, and i thought we was all being original and shit over here in da east