• Released
  • August 15, 2008
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Cheerfully gross, deliberately retro horror picture pays tongue-in-cheek homage to the kind of genre movies Charles Band and Roger Corman's companies turned out in the 1980s.
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Harks back to the drive-in classics of yesteryear with unapologetic nostalgia and undisguised affection.
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50

Film Threat

If you can wait until near the end, you're in for some fun. But after an hour-plus, it's a pretty long wait.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Matthews is supposed to be the star here, but it's Englund's hilarious, over-the-top performance that keeps Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, by director Jon Knautz, from becoming another forgettable exercise in horror.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
This low-budget horror comedy arrives via a lively trailer and a witty print ad, yet the film itself never quite takes off.
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50

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Indie effort evidences more energy than wit, and spends too much time on set-up before a slam-bang pay-off.
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20

Los Angeles Times

As a horror-comedy, it boldly declines to scare or amuse.
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46 out of 100
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