Sanrock Reviews

looking at things from a literary viewpoint

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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Tokyo Ghoul (Manga) Review

Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida is an interesting manga series. It has an interesting plot, setting and characters. Then it all went downhill. Tokyo Ghoul is about Ken Kaneki who one day goes on a date with a ghoul who almost kills him and causes an accident that kills her. He has surgery where some of the ghoul girl’s organs are transplanted into him, turning him into a ghoul. Now […]

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Review

Growing up in the late 80s/early 90s I’ve watched a ton of cartoons so of course I was exposed to a lot of commercials. One of them was for this cartoon called Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and it was advertised via a sing-along. What I didn’t know at the time was that this cartoon was based on a movie series that I never bothered to watch until recently. I […]

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Freddy VS Jason Review

Ask anyone to name the most iconic 1980s horror icons and Freddy Kreuger and Jason Voorhees will be name-dropped a lot. For decades people wanted these two to be in a movie and in 2003 horror fans got their wish with Freddy VS Jason. Freddy is getting weaker and needs more souls but can’t do it on his own. So he decides to resurrect and control Jason to kill in […]

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Friday the 13th Series Review

Unlike Nightmare on Elm Street, I didn’t grow up with Friday the 13th. The first one I saw was Part 7 when I was 15 and didn’t see the first one until the next year when I was in Italy. I didn’t see all of them until last year so now I have some real opinions on them. For those who don’t know, the Friday the 13th movies center around […]

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

One of Konami’s most treasured video game franchises is Castlevania. Gamers have fond memories of these games from way back in the NES era. Then Konami decided that the best thing to do with the franchise is to make a bunch of pachinko machines and mobile games nobody wants (the Netflix series was good, though.) Koji Igarashi, a former Konami programmer and producer, decided to make a Kickstarter for a […]

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Series Review

I have a confession: I’m a 36-year-old male who is still afraid of Freddy Kreuger. I’ll wait until you’re finished laughing. Right, this fear came about when I saw (I think) Nightmare on Elm Street 4 when I was six. My sisters or my mom (don’t remember) were watching this and I decided to watch too. I had a nightmare (or twenty) after that. That doesn’t mean I never went […]

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