Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Month of Horror Day 17: Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! Today, he's Matt Bellamy: Monster Slayer.

"Jack Brooks-who?" He's a monster slayer, it's what he does, and if he also just so happens to be either drunk, stoned (or both) at the same time then so be it! See, Jack is a normal guy, he's a pretty good plumber except that he has a disturbing past: his parents were eaten alive by monsters while on a family camping trip. Nope, this is not a metaphor for something else, his parents were literally dragged away bloody and screaming by demons while his young self looked on in terror, from that day vowing vengeance against such evil! This is a low budget, independent, Canadian film so right out of the gate you already know it's going to be fantastic -- it doesn't hurt that Freddy Kruger himself, Robert Englund, is in this, too! In a way, this flick is very reminiscent of some of the best corny horror films of the 80's; solid practical effects and makeup, a memorable musical score, buckets of blood, and one heck of an entertaining wise-cracking protagonist in Jack Brooks! It's a little seen gem but hopefully after reading this you'll seek it out and give it a shot, you'll have a lot of fun here! A beverage in hand certainly couldn't hurt either, it's that kind of movie, and that is definitely meant as a compliment.

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