Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 63
    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.
  2. Harks back to the drive-in classics of yesteryear with unapologetic nostalgia and undisguised affection.
  3. 50
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    50
    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.
  5. 50
    This low-budget horror comedy arrives via a lively trailer and a witty print ad, yet the film itself never quite takes off.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Indie effort evidences more energy than wit, and spends too much time on set-up before a slam-bang pay-off.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    20
    As a horror-comedy, it boldly declines to scare or amuse.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 21, 2010
    10
    Questionable translation of reviews to scores: NYT chose this as a "Critic's Pick." I think that should qualify as a "positive" review. IQuestionable translation of reviews to scores: NYT chose this as a "Critic's Pick." I think that should qualify as a "positive" review. I have not seen it so ignore my score (my comment would not be posted otherwise). Full Review »