Sanrock Reviews

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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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Let’s Talk About The Necronomicon

The book title Necronomicon not only conjures up visions of someone reading from a book of spells written in a foreign language used to summon demons, but it also conjured the many, many movies, books, TV shows, video games and comics that have some form of this book. In fact, this book has some crazy backstory to it. This book is believed to have been written in Damascas by the […]

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Ash VS Evil Dead Series Review

The Evil Dead movies have had a cult following for decades. That following got even bigger when Starz announced that it would make a sequel series that takes place thirty years after the movies called Ash VS Evil Dead. There were even giant posters and an interactive attraction at New York Comic Con (it was amazing.) There were three seasons made and each had their own different layers of quality. […]

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Evil Dead Trilogy Review

Groovy! That’s all you need to say (and “this is my BOOMSTICK!”) to get a cheer from people who’ve seen Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead movies. Hell, Ash Williams is friggen horror icon and it’s all due to how much this series changed and how well done it is. The first movie is what we in the business call a low-budget independent film. It’s about a group of friends who decide […]

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Kuon (PS2) Review

Japanese horror is a colorful genre. While it shares the same themes as western horror, it has its own flavor with its storytelling, monsters and ghosts. Now, put everything j-horror, set it during the 17th Century, make it into a video game and you get Kuon for the PS2 by From Software. Yes, the same From Software that’s famous for Dark Souls but I wouldn’t get my hopes up if […]

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Review

What else can be said about Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas that hasn’t been said a billion times before? It’s a great movie with a ton of things done right. The question is, why do people love it so much? For the handful who’ve never seen it, The Nightmare Before Christmas takes place in a world where holidays have their own town. One of these is Halloween town where […]

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