Episode 293: Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (2008)


If you ever find yourself wondering why a movie starring Robert Englund didn't do well and if it might be some forgotten gem, let us tell you that there are very good reasons why such films have been relegated to the dustbin of horror history; case in point, this week's pick - JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER (2007). While not completely unwatchable, it's definitely not worth any sort of cult status... Your gracious hosts take the hit for you once more, all while humming that classic Bobby Darin hit "Beyond the Sea."

Film Trailer

Quote of the Episode:

"It does not hold up" - Scott

More Robert England Films

Strap in this week when we dive into the most financially successful but most middle of the road of the Elm Street movies. Dream Master contains one of the greatest kills in Nightmare history but does the rest of the film hold up to the quality of that Roach kill? Well ya boys in HMN are happy to do God's work and find out for you.

Remember how much you love Freddy? Well how about a romantic tragedy with way less humor, gore and charm, but still starring the guy behind all that makeup? You're in luck this Valentine's Day, because your HMN boyfriends are making it special with some candles, some roses, and their seductive voices screeching about Robert Englund's lukewarm take on a classic Universal monster, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1989). There are some solid scenes to be had here, but we agreed that this is one of those films where none of us would have taken the time to watch if not for the show, so let us do all the heavy lifting for you. Cuz lover, tonight is all. About. You.

Matt and Scott were joined by Stephen of Analog Jones at Monster-Mania in NJ this spring and decided to make a "threevening" of it by discussing Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors! This is the second live episode recorded after Mania, and we can happily report that no one has their tendons ripped out to be used as marionette strings or gets called bitch by a TV. Join us for another live episode of Horror Movie Night!