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Real Life Choking Game Turns Deadly

Ash choking in 'Evil Dead 2'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.

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Jack Ketchum Interview

Jack KetchumStephen 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 today.

"Learning to Trust the Tale and Question the Artist": An interview with Jack Ketchum by Joshua Jabcuga

Joshua Jabcuga is a longtime friend and supporter of The Cult.  He was also one of the first people online to ever review our Chuck Palahniuk documentary.  He's part of a fresh crop of exciting journalists who has tossed his hat into the ring to join our movement to transform The Cult into more than just an official fan site.  So expect a ton of great work from him this year spreading the gamut from authors to actors to music to comics.

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Sundance: Chuck Palahniuk Video Interview

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. 

Chuck Palahniuk Video Interview on

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Time To Vote! - Super Tuesday Is Here

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 state that's having it's primaries today, please go out and vote!

I'm a California resident now, so here's the info you'll need:

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Chuck Palahniuk's February Essay: Disconnected Dialogue Part 1

Chuck Palahniuk's February Essay: Discon nected Dialogue: Part 1It'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 them one month later.  So come March 1st, this new essay will be available to all, free, for one month only.

Read Chuck's February Essay, Discon nected Dialogue: Part 1

If you're not yet a Premium Member and would like to view this essay now, as well as all 24 of Chuck's 2004-2005 essays and all 14 of his fan Q&As, you can upgrade your membership here.

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Irvine Welsh Interview

Irvine WelshTime 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 interviews. 

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Sundance - Choke Wins Award

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 addiction, and the dark side of historical theme parks. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly MacDonald, Brad Henke.