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22 Jan, 2008 - 2:25pm

Fox Searchlight Buys Choke For $5 Million!

In what they're already calling the best sale of the festival, Fox Searchlight as of 5am this morning, has bought Clark Gregg's adaptation of Choke for a reported $5 million!  The film had its world premiere last night at the Racquet Club Theatre, and Chuck Palahniuk was in...

22 Jan, 2008 - 2:00am

Sundance - Choke Reviews Start Pouring In

Here is our second review out of Sundance for Choke.  I'll post more of these in this News article as they come.  

This comes from my man Andrew Greenblatt, who sent us those Blackberry pictures earlier tonight. Here's another, clearer picture from him, along with his...

21 Jan, 2008 - 2:18pm

Choke Premieres Tonight At Sundance!

Tonight's the night, folks.  It's been eight years since Fight Club graced our screens and started a cult following that had a big influence on the history of this website.  And now, tonight, in Park City, Utah, Clark Greg's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's fourth novel...

17 Jan, 2008 - 1:50pm

Video Interview With Choke Director Clark Gregg

Check out an interview with Choke director Clark Greg. This is part of The Sundance Channel's 'Meet The Filmmakers' series.

13 Jan, 2008 - 3:24am

A Slew Of New Stills From Choke

I've been wanting to post these for the past few days, but with the site slowness, I held off.  But they're so damn good, I couldn't resist anymore.  Click the below image to see more stills from Choke.

I'll say no more.  The pictures spead for themselves. ...

13 Jan, 2008 - 12:30am

Who's On The Choke Soundtrack

Information about the official soundtrack for Choke is up at The Playlist blog.  Here are just some of the bands featured: Radiohead, The Fiery Furnaces, Rogue Wave, Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah!

This news makes me happy.  I love almost every band on this soundtrack.  ...

7 Jan, 2008 - 4:17pm

The Cult 2008 Launches!

ATTENTION:  The site speed is back.  In full effect.  And it may even be getting faster yet.  Also, you can now post new threads again.  Sorry about that. 

The day is finally here.  The Cult 2008 comes alive!  It started as a discussion between Kirk and I last Spring about...

9 Dec, 2007 - 1:28am

News From Chuck About Choke at Sundance & Survivor Movie

Test2. I've been trading emails back and forth with Chuck this week about various things. First he shot me an update on "Choke" and its status at The Sundance Film Festival this year:Hello Dennis -- Turns out that "Choke" will get five showings at Sundance. The 21th through the 25th in...

7 Dec, 2007 - 2:13pm

Chuck Palahniuk Teaching At The 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop

Attention Writers: Chuck Palahniuk will be teaching the final week at the 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop. Here is some information about the workshop from their official site:

Clarion West is an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional... more
5 Dec, 2007 - 2:13pm

Francis Lawrence Back On Board Survivor Movie?

I really fought posting about this. You see, in my many years running this site, I've seen this sort of thing happen over and over again. A director (Francis Lawrence) has a new movie coming out (I Am Legend), and so the press machine kicks in. During that...

1 Dec, 2007 - 2:13pm

First Image Of Sam Rockwell In Choke

The boys over at Twitch got the first still of Sam Rockwell in Choke! With the announcement that Choke will be debuting at The Sundance Film Festival last week, you can bet we'll be seeing many more screenshots popping in soon. Can't wait!

29 Nov, 2007 - 2:13pm

Choke Gets Into Sundance 2008!

I actually knew about this last week, via an email from Chuck, but I wasn't sure I should post about it just yet. But seeing as how the news hit the internet yesterday about the 2008 Sundance Film Festival line-up, I figure you should all know. Here's the direct quote from Chuck:

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12 Nov, 2007 - 4:05pm

Pre-Order Snuff, Chuck's Upcoming Novel!

Well, in the wee hours of the night, when I wasn't looking, the pre-order page for Chuck's next book Snuff made it's way onto It's slated to be released on May 20th, 2008. As always though, this information could change. Though I doubt it will.

Pre-Order 'Snuff'...

22 Sep, 2007 - 5:05pm

Chelsea Cain Interviewed by Chuck Palahniuk

Another author has broken onto the scene from the midst of Monday night workshops with none other than Chuck Palahniuk. First it was Monica Drake. Now comes Chelsea Cain, whose debut novel Heartsick is a dark thriller about a detective tracking a serial killer whose...

5 Aug, 2007 - 12:14am

Invisible Monsters Movie Announced?

This may be nothing, but Invisible Monsters popped up on the IMDB last week here: This project has long been in development with newcomer Jesse Peyronel behind the helm as writer and director. Jesse had a lot of success with a short...

31 Jul, 2007 - 5:05pm

MTV On The Set Of Choke

*Photo: MTV News Josh Horowitz, an editor for MTV movies, contacted me this morning after he had the chance to visit the set of Chuck Palahniuk's latest movie adaptation 'Choke'. This is a fun little report, with lots of big details mentioned about the production. I won't spoil any of them for you... more
15 Jul, 2007 - 12:14am

Choke Movie Begins Shooting!

Some of those articles we saw appear online and on The Cult yesterday already mentioned this, but I have an inside scoop about the shooting of 'Choke' that began last week from someone who was actually there and witnessed it all.From Angry Ritch (on MySpace):The filming of Choke has...

4 Jul, 2007 - 3:13pm

Real Life 'Guts' Story?

From WCCO.comGirl Seriously Injured After Sitting On Pool Drain (AP) Minneapolis A 6-year-old Edina, Minn. girl is hospitalized after a horrific accident at a swimming pool. Abigail Taylor was severely injured Tuesday when she sat over an open drain hole in a wading pool at the...

6 Jun, 2007 - 1:21am

Choke Movie Casting News!

So I received some 'insider details' finally on the 'Choke' production from an anonymous source. This is big news, as it lists all the main players for the lead cast. Drum roll....  Victor - Sam Rockwell Ida - Angelica Huston Paige - Kelly MacDonald Denny - Brad Henke Two of these casting...

30 Apr, 2007 - 3:16am

Choke Is Going Into Production!!!

This is a big one. Chuck emailed me a few days ago to give me the exclusive news that Choke is going into production on June 18th! Sam Rockwell is set to star, and first-timer Clark Gregg will be directing. A little history on Gregg: He wrote the Robert Zemeckis thriller...