Sanrock Reviews

looking at things from a literary viewpoint

The Poet X Review

One of the worst things about being a girl with a super religious mother is all the crazy rules you have to follow. One of them is absolutely no dating. Poet Elizabeth Acevedo tackles this theme in her debut novel The Poet X which while it has some nice ideas falls flat. Xiomara Batista is a Latina teenager living in Harlem. Her mother’s super religious, all the men around her […]

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They Called Us Enemy Review

George Takei is probably THE most famous Japanese-American actor. Some people may only know him as that guy who says “oh my” but to those in the know he’s Sulu from Star Trek. So, of course, anything this man puts out the fans will lap it up. The most recent thing he created is a memoir comic book called They Called Us Enemy It’s World War II and the Japanese […]

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Halloween (1978) Review

Happy Halloween, all! What better way to celebrate Halloween than by reviewing the original 1978 classic film Halloween directed by John Carpenter and written by John Carpenter with Debra Hill. In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers murders his sister on Halloween Night in Haddonfield, Illinois. Fifteen years later, Michael escapes from the mental hospital he was placed in the day before Halloween and returns to Haddonfield to continue his killing spree. […]

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Resident Evil 7 (PS4) Review

One of the longest-running and most famous survival horror video game franchises is Resident Evil. It had a formula that many people loved (and some people hated) and spawned movies, comics, novels and other merchandise. And then Capcom decided to reboot the gameplay with Resident Evil 4 and then go into a completely new direction that’s nothing like the original gameplay with today’s review Resident Evil 7. One day Ethan […]

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Cowa! (Manga) Review

Akira Toriyama is best known as the creator of the Dragonball franchise. He has, however, done plenty of non-Dragonball manga that are super short (one volume) and a lot more kid-friendly. One of them is the comedy-horror themed Cowa! Paifu, a half-vampire half-werekoala (yes) decides to go to a witch who has the cure that will help cure the citizens of his village from the monster flu. Along with his […]

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Ernest Scared Stupid Review

One of the funniest and underrated comedians of the 1980s/90s was Jim Varney, better known as his iconic character Ernest P. Worrel. One of his movies was the 1991 comedy-horror Ernest Scared Stupid. This is also one movie that people seem to loathe or love. In Briaerville, Missouri, Ernest’s ancestor sealed away a troll that kidnaps children named Trantor under an oak tree. Trantor promised to not only return but […]

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Poltergeist (1982) Review

“They’re here!” With those two words, the 1982 movie Poltergeist skyrocketed into legend status. This is one movie that appears on many must-watch horror movies lists and for good reason. Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke) sees and talks to invisible people. While her family thinks they’re just her imaginary friends, these people turn out to be demons called poltergeists and they are wreaking havoc on the Freeling family. While this […]

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Super Castlevania (SNES) Review

Ever since Castlevania was released on the NES back in 1987 it has seen massive success. There have been sequels, spinoffs, comics, novels, Simon Belmont was a main character on Captain N and a Netflix animated series. One of the best in the series and according to some the best Castlevania game is Super Castlevania (AKA, Castlevania 4) for the SNES. A remake of Castlevania 1, Dracula has returned and […]

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Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask Review

My dear readers, I have spoken about Goosebumps extensively in this blog and even reviewed the first movie. What I haven’t done, however, is to review any of the actual books. That changes now with this review of what many consider to be one of the better if not one of the best Goosebumps book out there: The Haunted Mask. Carly Beth is afraid of everything. This is so bad […]

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Ringu (1998) Review

Ringu, or the majority of Westerners’ first Japanese horror movie, is a 1998 J-horror movie that’s based on the novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki (actually, it’s book one of a trilogy.) Of course, this movie wouldn’t have gotten a US release if the American remake The Ring wasn’t made. It also spawned a tidal wave of J-horror coming to the states and a few more American remakes. […]

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