It's April 1st! Spring is on the horizon. I've got some bad news though, folks. Chuck decided not to do an essay for this month. He's too busy working on the new book. I'll just stop right there. That was a horrible attempt at an April Fool's Day prank. Wow, I think I'm getting old or...more
Around this time last year we hosted one of our most popular writing intensives ever:
The Contortionist’s Hotseat with author Craig Clevenger
Craig presented extensive lectures that ran into the thousands of words but were...more
In emailing back and forth with Chuck earlier this week, I asked him what he's been up to. I might have been feeling him out for what he's been working on a little. But it wasn't my primary intention. Still, little did I know he'd be willing to reveal this much, about his follow-up book to '...more
As you may have noticed, we have a new banner on the site for a book of short stories called KNOCKEMSTIFF. Chuck Palahniuk is a big advocate of this book. He not only had this to say: In KNOCKEMSTIFF, Donald Ray Pollock gives us the...more
Our latest interview on the Cult is with Zach Levi, the star of NBC's hot show 'Chuck'. Zach has a new horror movie out on DVD now called 'Spiral'. And not only does Zach have a part in it, but he executive produced it!
This interview, conducted by the latest entry into...more
It's March 5th! Do you know where you're latest essay from Chuck Palahniuk is? Well, right here of course. But yes, it's late. Chuck sent it to me weeks ago, but it never got to me. So it's floating in Gmail limbo right now.
Chuck has comitted to 1 year of these, so expect 9 more yet...more
Continuing a string of shocking, daring and sexy twists (what, Dennis!?), we're going to break the mold today of how things have been done in the past by featuring our first non-author Interview on the site. I spoke about this last month, and now the proof is here in the shape of a hysterical...more
Chuck turned 46 today.
Check out the below article about a real life choking game, turned deadly. Props to Sean Anderson for this one:
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- At least 82 youths have died from playing the "choking game" since 1995, a new government report shows.
Also known as the "blackout...more
Stephen King was once asked, "Who's the scariest guy in America?" His response? "Probably Jack Ketchum." King added "no writer who has read him can help being influenced by him, and no general reader who runs across his work can easily forget him."
Our slew of 2008 interviews continues...more
Steve Weintraub over at Collider has just posted a wonderful video interview he conducted with Chuck Palahniuk during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The interview gets very indepth on the topics we all want to know the most about.
Mark Raffensperger has conducted a very cool audio interview with Chuck Palahniuk and Choke director Clark Gregg over at his site Zoom in Online.
On the Circuit: Clark Gregg and Chuck Palahniuk of Choke
This interviewed was recorded during the 2008...more
The title says it all. Choke will be playing this year's SxSW Film Festival at Austin, TX.
The festival plays March 7 - 15th.
Props to Kareem for sending this my way.
I've voted in the past three presidential elections, but never before on Super Tuesday. All of that changed this year. This is one of the most exciting and important elections in recent history. And I'm not talking about the Republicans. I'm talking about Obama vs. Hillary. If you live in a...more
It's February 1st, and you know what that means! A new essay from Chuck Palahniuk. Chuck has comitted to 1 year of these, so expect 10 more yet for 2008. Also remember that, for the first month they are posted, these essays are only available to Premium Members. Basic Members can view...more
Time to strap in and get ready for yet another installment in the evolution of The Cult. Starting today with Irvine Welsh, you will be seeing a new interview on the site almost every month. Shit, some months you'll see a new interview every week! And they won't just be author...more
This is why I say a big 'Thank God' that Fox Searchlight was the company that purchased Choke. Because they've already slated it a release date.
Choke will hit theaters August 1st, 2008!
See it official over at Dark Horizons.
Props again to Caleb Peyman.
From the Sundance Film Festival's official site:
A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, Work by an Ensemble Cast was presented to the cast of CHOKE. An adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, CHOKE is the sardonic story about mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual...more
Peter Sciretta over at SlashFilm has conducted a great interview Chuck Palahniuk. This is the first interview with Chuck we've seen come out of Sundance this year. Hopefully it won't be the last.
Peter gets down to business with Chuck and delves into the...more
Here are some better quality pics of the cast and crew of Choke at Sundance.
Check out the pictures at Cinema Blend!