Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Why are people so interested by horror films? An Focal asks a horror film director

Given that Halloween is just around the corner, An Focal set out to discover the psychology of horror films. Why are people so fascinated by the horror genre? Paddy Murphy is a writer, producer, and director who deals almost exclusively within the horror genre. He notes Nightmare on Elm Street as his earliest memory of a horror film but, it …


Sports

Warriors On Wheels: The Story Of The Treaty Warriors Wheelchair Hurling Team

By: Steven Casey In 2010, Dave Fitzgerald (no ,not the Wexford Coach, sadly) approached me about a project on social care and keeping fit as a person with a physical disability. A few months later, we met again when a representative of the GAA was undertaking a project on wheelchair hurling. The project was held in Old Christians GAA club …


Joker review: Phoenix soars but film buckles under weight of what’s come before

One of my earliest memories of comics is reading the Dandy and Dennis the Menace. I vaguely remember the pages of Superman and maybe X-Men. In those crazy days, Saturday mornings were spent in front of the telly box watching loony toons, X-Men, and of course, James Bond Jr (this was the early 90’s, kids). Sometime later, I seem to …