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Tobe Hooper 1943-2017 – A Retrospective

by Dave Foyon 19/09/2017
First Wes Craven, then George A. Romero, and now Tobe Hooper…having to write these types of article has unfortunately become a regular occurrence lately. Having to eulogise movie icons in 2000 words or less is a difficult task at the best of times, but when they have had such an impact on your personal movie […]

Horror icon George A. Romero passes away aged 77

by Dave Foyon 21/07/2017
First things first, I don’t normally do the whole ‘celebrity death’ thing. People die – it’s a normal occurrence – and eventually all of our childhood heroes will die too. It may be a shock when it happens, it may hit us harder than the death of some other randomer – sometimes it may even […]

Review: Alien Covenant

by Dave Foyon 17/05/2017
And so the struggle begins! How do I remain objective when I’m reviewing a movie from my favourite film franchise? How do I stop myself from devolving into total ‘fan-boy’ territory – either gushing praise over or screaming bile about, a movie that is a direct prequel to a film (the 1979 original) that I […]

Alien Covenant trailer reaction (better late than never!)

by Dave Foyon 13/01/2017
Alien Covenant trailer reaction (better late than never!) This is going to be a relatively similar to an article that I wrote just over a year ago, sorry! But that’s what happens when you’re an Alien megafan,and obsess over every tiny piece of news/footage that’s released. At that time, the buzz around the Alien franchise had been peaked […]

Dave’s Cultamania: Pro Wrestling and the Movie Industry

by Dave Foyon 19/10/2016
So you may well be thinking to yourself “why the hell is an article about ‘wrestling’ appearing on Geek-Pride?!”  Well, as we rapidly approach the last major professional wrestling event of the year (WWE Survivor Series), I thought it would be an ideal time to drop some sort of article regarding something that has been […]

Dave’s Cultamania: Horror franchise mis-steps

by Dave Foyon 13/09/2016
For a movie studio, having a successful movie with a multiple franchise sequels is like adding toppings on a pizza. Sure, a plain cheese and tomato base will still taste good, and people will still happily buy it – but producing a subsequent range of extra ingredients, each with their own increased cost, will raise profits and keep […]

Geek Pride at MCM Comic Con Northern Ireland 2016

by Dave Foyon 26/07/2016
  It’s a typically wet Irish Saturday morning in June, and after a 15min train ride from Belfast to Lisburn, I find myself boarding a shuttlebus into the unknown. This year’s MCM Comic Con has made the bold decision to re-locate from the iconic Kings Hall, close to the centre of Belfast, to the site […]

Dave’s Cultamania: Marvel Movies – the B-Movie years

by Dave Foyon 25/05/2016
Dave’s Cultamania: Marvel Movies – the B-Movie years With the current Marvel cinematic saga entering its self-proclaimed ‘Phase Three’ with the recent release of the fantastic Captain America: Civil War, and now subsequent movies planned right up until 2019 – it’s fair to say that Marvel Studios is currently on the crest of a wave; […]

Geek Pride at Belfast Film and Comic Con 2015

by Dave Foyon 20/11/2015
As geek-culture is finally being embraced on this side of the Irish Sea, and with even the local mainstream media taking an active (though admittedly still cautious) interest in the overall ‘geek’ community – the past few years have seen the introduction and rise of the Northern Irish version of the convention/celebration event. There now appears […]

Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

by Dave Foyon 02/09/2015
Wes Craven: The most influential horror director of the late 20th Century – in memoriam. Monday brought the sad news that American horror auteur Wes Craven had died at the age of 76, after a battle with brain cancer. The man responsible for two of the longest lasting and financially successful franchises in the horror genre, […]