Sanrock Reviews

looking at things from a literary viewpoint

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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Three Skeleton Key Review

I’m one of those weird people who has a few favorite stories/novels that they first read in school and loved. While I’ve gone on and on about The Giver and its sequels, let me introduce to a short story that my fourth-grade class read and I still read it to this day: Three Skeleton Key by George G. Toudouze. The story is about three lighthouse workers on an island called […]

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Let’s Talk About The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Ever Since Washington Irving published The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820 his iconic monster The Headless Horseman has been a major part of American folklore. In fact, the town of Sleepy Hollow New York (which used to be called North Tarrytown but changed it to Sleepy Hollow in 1996) makes a ton of money every Halloween from that legend. They’re very proud of it. There are a few things […]

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Ice Nine Kills: The Silver Scream Album Review

If there’s one thing that’s lacking during Halloween is good Halloween songs. The majority of people only know about the Monster Mash, which gets pretty annoying quickly, and anything that has to do with Disney (Nightmare Before Christmas included.) Of course, the metal and punk bands have horror down. One of the more recent bands to create an entire album based on horror movies is Ice Nine Kills with their […]

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Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (GameCube) Review

Have you ever had the feeling that there are beings that you can’t comprehend out there who are fighting each other for supremacy? Well then, you have just experienced a phenomenon we in the industry call Cthulhu syndrome. Ever since HP Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu in 1928 was published in the February 1928 issue of Weird Tales the Cthulhu Mythos has been used in a ton of movies, novels, […]

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Big Tits Zombie Review

Let me get this out of the way: This movie is NOT a porno. It’s an over-the-top Japanese zombie movie. Not that that’s out of the way, Big Tits Zombie is a 2010 zombie movie based on a manga called Kyonyuu Dragon which translates to “Big Tits Dragon.” What the hell’s with all the tits? Well, the movie’s about a bunch of strippers (or “exotic dancers” if you will) in […]

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Demonata Series Review

Back in 2014, I reviewed the book series, movie and manga of Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan. Five years later, and I can’t believe I haven’t touched upon his followup series Demonata. So for my little Halloween marathon, I’m reviewing the series. Grubbs Grady is just a normal teenager who day his parents drop him off to his aunt unceremoniously. Sneaking out to go back home, he finds his […]

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Let’s Talk About Scarred Lands: Termana

Many years back I was in a campaign that took place in Termana. I’ve never heard of that campaign setting before and, since one of the classes the DM allowed was the Shaman from The Shaman’s Handbook (Green Ronin Press) I jumped at playing the shaman in that world. Man, was I in for a world that’s hell on earth. Termana is the southern continent in a world called Scarn […]

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Kamen Rider Kiva Review

What, I like tokusatsu too? Yup. For those wondering “what the hell’s tokusatsu?” Basically, think the original Japanese version of Power Rangers but apply that idea to any hero who transforms in order to defeat an enemy. Kamen Rider is one of them (unlike Super Sentai/Power Rangers, it’s just one hero who meets other heroes who don’t really like each other and even evil riders. That’s enough of that, on […]

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Home Sweet Home (PS4) Review

Have you noticed how a lot of horror games coming out today are first-person stealth games? Well, here’s another one for you by Thai developer Yggdrasil Group called Home Sweet Home. Tim awakens in a weird, dilapidated apartment building and needs to find a way out and find his wife Jane. What awaits him is a ghost girl armed with a box cutter and other monsters straight from Thai mythology. […]

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