Everyone loves a good urban legend, e.g. the vanishing hitchhiker, alligators in the sewers, the babysitter and the man upstairs. There’s nothing like sitting around a fire with some friends and freaking each other out with a spooky story. We love urban legends too, and one of the things we love most is how popular legends have their own little twists depending on the region and who’s telling the story. Here are some of our favorites. Continue reading Shallow Graves’ Top Picks Tuesday: Urban Legends
PREQUELS, SEQUELS, AND REMAKES…OH MY!
They’re heeeeeeeeeerrrrreeeeee! If you are a horror movie fan you have heard and I am sure quoted that line from “Poltergeist” a million times. The Scream Queen is back and in the Spirit of Halloween I can’t help but wonder whatever happened to all of the classic horror film icons. Why don’t we have any Michaels or Jasons or Leatherfaces? Where are all of the Karloffs, Chaneys, and Lugosis of today? Continue reading Rants From A Scream Queen: Horror Icons…Where Are They Now?
JUDGEMENT DAY… DREDD STYLE
A few weeks ago after covering Chicago Comic Con I posted an article about meeting and speaking with my idol Karl Urban (Dredd) and before I knew it that conversation not only went viral but took on a life of its own which got me thinking about 5 storylines I would love to see made into movies based on the Judge Dredd comic books besides the one mentioned in my previous post.
HOW CAN YOU CHARGE $7 FOR A HOT DOG?!?!?!
Hello everyone! Nick here from Shallow Graves Magazine speaking…well, more like typing…and I would like to share some things with you that I witnessed and experienced at C2E2 2014. This won’t be a general blow by blow on what happened. Instead, it will focus on this experience vs. others I’ve had.
Screenwriter/director John Carpenter has built his career by being a contrarian in an industry controlled by traditionalists. His horror films such a Halloween (1978) and The Fog (1980) delve into the abyss of the darkest parts of human nature. Not only does Carpenter manage to be entertaining and revolting at the same time, but he also makes us aware of the evil that lurks inside of everyone. Continue reading They Live!: Re-Examining John Carpenter’s Sci-Fi Epic
Q&A Celebrity Spotlight…Here’s What They Had To Say!!!
During our coverage of Chicago Comic Con, we had the privilege of meeting a few celebrity guests who took the time to answer one question for us. You may be surprised at what they had to say. Continue reading Chicago Comic Con Celebrity Spotlight
Win or get the Chin
Shallow Graves Magazine wrapped up our first day at Chicago Comic Con with the game show of a lifetime hosted by none other than Mr. Bruce Campbell. “Last Fan Standing” was an experience like none other I have witnessed. Upon walking in you were given a remote with four options on it. This lead me to believe that the whole audience would just answer a handful of questions all night. However, as the stage lit up, four podiums were exposed. Continue reading Bruce Campbell Asks Who is the Last Fan Standing at Chicago Comic Con
Growing up we all have an idol that we look up to. One of my biggest idols is Karl Urban (Dredd, LOTR, Almost Human). Ever since I saw him on Hercules where he played Cupid I’ve been a fan. I had the pleasure of telling him this directly upon meeting him at Chicago Comic Con. He was quite gracious and thanked me. But, at the mention of Dredd, we both found we had common ground as total geeks and fans of the Judge Dredd comic book series. Karl Urban is the most recent actor to take up the role of plays the one and only fascist street judge, “Judge Joseph Dredd” in a dystopian society filled with overpopulation and crime and where appointed judges keep the cities safe.
Continue reading Karl Urban Dishes On “Dredd” at Chicago Comic Con
Chicago Comic Con 2014 Cosplayers Strut Their Stuff
As a photographer with an eye for art, I was really excited by the wonderful cosplays at this year’s Chicago Comic Con. The love and dedication put into each costume and bringing these characters to life impressed me. Here’s a just a taste of what we saw on the convention floor. Continue reading The Exciting World of Cosplay…Chicago Style
EXCELSIOR!!!…FROM CHICAGO COMIC CON
This past weekend Shallow Graves Magazine had the pleasure of covering Chicago Comic Con in Rosemont IL, and let me tell you there was a little bit of everything for everyone.
Continue reading To Chicago Comic Con And Beyond…