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Welcome To 2009

A 2009 Welcome message from Chuck Palahniuk.

Last night our writers group met at Suzy’s house, and we took turns announcing what we’d accomplish with our writing in the coming year. After a decade of this ritual it’s too easy to simply resolve to complete a current project, then begin and complete another. Something feels a bit automatic, and that robs the process of any value.

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Choke On DVD! Details Here

Choke on DVD!  February 17th, 2009!Our friends over at just posted a helluva story.  CHOKE is coming to DVD on February 17th, 2009, and here are all the details:

  • Featurettes:
  • My Name is Victor and I’m a Sex Addict
  • A Mother’s Love, From the Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session
  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director/Actor Clark Gregg and Actor Sam Rockwell
  • 5 deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with Clark Gregg and Sam Rockwell
  • A conversation with Clark Gregg and Chuck Palahniuk
  • Gag reel.

Big props to Mike Klimek for the heads up on this.

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Chuck Palahniuk Tshirts & DVD - Holiday Sale!

If any of you are looking for a great gift for a friend or loved one this holiday season, we have it.  Tshirts and DVDs are now on sale!.  

First, we have our 'Choke' and 'Survivor' Tshirts, which (along with the rest of our inventory) are all marked down to $16 each.  We also now offer Air Mail shipping, which is not as fast, but cheap.  For those of you that want to guarantee shipment before Christmas, select Priority.

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Chuck Palahniuk's December Essay, "A Story from Scratch, Act Three"

/workshop/chucks-essays-2008-36Welcome to December. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  I personally drank too much the night before, and was so hung-over, I couldn't taste anything the next day.  So alas, all that great taste was robbed from me.. Today, we continue with, what is easily, one of the best features from Chuck we have ever included on this site.

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Thomas Jane & Tim Bradstreet

Double Feature
Joshua Jabcuga
Thomas Jane & Tim Bradstreet Interview on

Thomas Jane is an actor who has taken on some iconic roles. He played the lead in THE PUNISHER. Mickey Mantle in 61*. And he's also starred in two films based on the work of Stephen King, most recently THE MIST. He's currently in post-production on his directorial debut, THE DARK COUNTRY. Thomas Jane is also no stranger to the comic book medium or its fans, thanks in large part to his work with fan favorite artist Timothy Bradstreet.

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Chuck Palahniuk Crafts Swap Site

Chuck Palahniuk Handmade Crafts

This is a piece of news that can only exist with the awesome fans of Chuck Palahniuk. It seems someone has gone and set up a site where Chuck fans can take pictures of and swap their handmade Palahniuk items. Similar to how Chuck himself hand-makes a lot of items he sends out in his fan mail packages, idea organizer, Anna Knight, has seized inspiration from that and given it a home. From Anna:

I recently organized a Chuck Palahniuk Swap on a craft website,, and I thought I'd send a link to the gallery of it. The guidelines were that everyone sent 4 handmade items and some gag gifts like Chuck sends to his fans.

The gallery is here:
(You can click the little green tab towards the top that says 'show images only' to view the pics easier)

The original thread:

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Stephen Romano

Grinding Out a Riot Act
Joshua Jabcuga
Stephen Romano Interview on

Take a drop of Joe R. Lansdale's blood. Then a slice from David J. Schow's scalp. Scrape some phlegm off Tarantino's tongue. Inject some of Robert Rodriguez's sperm. Pour in some Karo syrup. Mix it in a blender. Pour. These are just some of the ingredients of Stephen Romano's unique work.

Stephen Romano is a mutant. He's a military science experiment gone all bug-fuck bad. He's a dangerous DIY author/artist/hyphenate. Residing in Austin, Texas, Stephen Romano is best known as the screenwriter who, along with the infamous Don Coscarelli (Phantasm), brought to life Joe R. Lansdale's "Incident On and Off A Mountain Road" for the pilot episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror series. Stephen also released THE RIOT ACT, a collection of his balls-to-the-wall short stories, in which Joe R. Lansdale wrote, "This may be the best new short story collection I've read in years. Stephen Romano isn't fucking around."

If the buzz surrounding his new book, SHOCK FESTIVAL, is any indication, Stephen Romano's work will not only turn heads, it's going to make heads roll, because no, he isn't fucking around. FANGORIA called it "One of the greatest homages to B-cinema ever undertaken." FILM THREAT described it as "A stone groove and as badass a tome as you're likely to come across this year or next."

Here Stephen Romano talks with Joshua Jabcuga about SHOCK FESTIVAL, his love of movies, and working as a professional screenwriter.