Vampire Circus Just the thing to cheer up a town ravaged by plague - a dwarf, a chimp, a tiger and a psychopathic revenge-obsessed David Essex look-alike half man half vampire half panther. Had to happen sooner or later O Lucky Man! The Gorgon Snakes alive! He decided to write his personal version of the story, believing that it would be one that Chuck Palahniuk would oppose.
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Writer Chuck Palahniuk makes a cameo appearance. He can be seen in the same row as Sam Rockwell on the plane just before the film ends. In April , following the video and DVD success of the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk 's book Fight Club , the author sold feature film rights to his then-unpublished book Choke to Bandeira Entertainment under producer Beau Flynn.
Gregg worked on the book for five years, trying to adapt it faithfully. He decided to write his personal version of the story, believing that it would be one that Chuck Palahniuk would oppose. To Gregg's surprise, the author liked and supported the departures made in Gregg's version.
Gregg was attached to film Choke in his directorial debut. Production was originally slated for , but Gregg was temporarily occupied with a key role on the TV comedy series The New Adventures of Old Christine. By July , Gregg cast actor Sam Rockwell in the lead role, as well as supporting cast members.
Production began in the same month in New Jersey. Gregg had acted with Rockwell in a play, and the director believed that Rockwell would switch effortlessly between the dramatic and comedic moments in the film. The hospital was considered a critical location by filmmakers, who believed that production would not have taken off without the discovered hospital, due to the project's minimal budget.
As opposed to dark comedies that had a sustained tone, Gregg found Choke to be more tonally complex, and that it would veer between "extremely dramatic moments" and "absurdly silly ones". The director sought to find a way to combine the two elements, drawing inspiration from the Hal Ashby films Harold and Maude and Being There and contemporary films like Secretary and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind In addition, the limited budget forced the director to consider economical measures throughout production.
The song " Reckoner " from Radiohead 's In Rainbows was used to play over the film's final credits. Palahniuk had said that the band would be writing the score for the film but a spokesman for the band later said that this was incorrect. Choke premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, ,  where it won a Special Jury Prize for a dramatic work by an ensemble cast.
The film was originally scheduled for a commercial release on August 1, ,  but it was postponed to September 26, The film received mixed reviews from critics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Choke Theatrical release poster. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. November British Board of Film Classification.
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CBS Interactive. Works by Chuck Palahniuk. Haunted Make Something Up Bait Scream And Scream Again Mad doctor goes bonkers and starts creating superhuman nutters in the crazy late 60s, man. Oh, and mini-skirts. Taste The Blood Of Dracula Everyone's favourite blood sucking fiend takes revenge on a trio of Edwardian tossers when they refuse to drink his blood. The Uncanny Pussies galore - but cat's your lot, I'm afraid.
Unearthly Stranger Aliens who look good in a twin set and pearls and can cook a mean casserole - bring on the invasion Vampire Circus Just the thing to cheer up a town ravaged by plague - a dwarf, a chimp, a tiger and a psychopathic revenge-obsessed David Essex look-alike half man half vampire half panther. The Vampire Lovers Busty wench, not averse to removing clothes, preys on other busty wenches of a similar persuasion.
Enough said. The Vault Of Horror Come on come on come on, el-e-vate me, higher pleee-ease Venom Bungled kidnapping stopped before it starts by feisty snake Village Of The Damned Spooky children run amok after sleepy village gets sleepier Virgin Witch Tits and bums a-plenty in not-very-erotic revue The Weekend Murders Murder on the golf course. Bloody foreigners. The Wicker Man Police officer looking for missing girl meets famous interviewer.
That can't be right. If only Jude Law wanders about a bit. Ooh, terrifying. The Witches Less scary than Miss Marple Shit, wasn't it? Remember how we all wished a character from a horror novel would come to life and start murdering everyone, just to liven it up a bit? Xtro 80s, we're living in the 80s, when disgusting extra terrestrial rapes and births were ten-a-penny Tweets by britishhorror.
Alien Man in wetsuit roams rusty spaceship, hoiking luckless American actors out of frame, whilst John Hurt gets the worst case of gutrot ever. Aliens Lots of men in wetsuits roam old power station and attempt to hoik American actors out of frame, but this time come up against a variety of guns, bombs, man-birds and fork-lift trucks.
The Amazing Mr Blunden Some kids are in trouble - years ago. Send for the Railway Children! The Asphyx Idiot manages to bump off practically entire family in his quest for ultimate life and quality photos. Asylum Confused doc tries to pick out real nutter from a number of very likely candidates. The Asylum The loo-natics This town, ooh-ohh, is comin' like a ghost town, ooh-ohh Yup, even listening to crappy old 80s songs would be a better use of your time than watching Mower, Pitt and Askwith embarass themselves.
The Awakening Charlton Heston fails to keep vest on in dreadful, boring, tedious non-mummy extravaganza. The Beast Must Die Big game hunter takes on furry foe and assorted red herrings. Bizarre Secrets Of Sex Bandaged misery-guts gives view of relationships through the ages, mostly involving either big boobs or nasty death sometimes both. The Black Torment Mad twin used in nefarious plan to cheat heir out of fortune.
Blood On Satan's Claw Twisted furry tale as teens grow hair in all the wrong places. Blue Blood Guess what? Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter Gallumphing hero gallumphs across the British countryside - picking up tarts, offing vampires and burying toads with equal precision. The Cat And The Canary There's a fortune to be had if brave blonde can surviv the attentions of her family, an escaped nutter and assorted peril.
Children Of The Damned Too-clever-by-half brats get what's coming to them after doing us all a favour and killing off a load of politicians. Circus Of Horrors Busty beauties abound after plastic surgeon sets up sexy circus. A Clockwork Orange Bonkers teen rampage cut short by eye opening psychiatric techniques.
Colin Zombie chap is on the street. The Company Of Wolves Poncy art-house shenanigans mixed with 80s sensibilities and dodgy old boiler's take on fairy tales equals unintelligible mess. The Corpse Daddy returns from the dead. Corruption Plastic surgeon slices, dices, hacks and mutilates a variety of 60s dollybirds in his attempt to help the missus keep face in front of the neighbours.
Countess Dracula Dodgy old boiler comes up with alternative to Botox. Cover Girl Killer Killer dons wig and glasses and sets out to recreate covers of his favourite jazz mag. Craze Camp antiques dealer strangles, stabs, burns and jumps-out-of-cupboards-at women of all varieties not just dollybirds. The Creeping Flesh Baldy scientist inadvertantly awakens huge evil monster by spilling water on it.
Crescendo Stef Powers loses her composure but finds a composer. Crucible Of Terror Bonkers artist runs amok with molten metal. Cry Of The Banshee With all that witch ignition, someone forgot to keep an eye out for werewolves. Curse Of Frankenstein It comes to something when you can create life with your bare hands but can't shoot a shambling monster from less than six feet away Curse Of The Werewolf The unluckiest woman alive gets a Christmas present - a homicidal wolf-boy son.
Darklands Sweary Welsh version of a certain classic film involving a man Day Of The Triffids Howard Kiel find out that the corn being "as high as an elephant's eye" could be a problem if it chooses to take a nibble on your niblets. Killer at large in the Peak District as usual. Dead Of Night Post-war party ruined by morbid dream fanatic with bad hair and tweed jacket.
The Deadly Bees Death, where is thy sting? Death Is A Number Dashed queer story about a chap whose best mucker is cursed by the number nine. Death Line Cannibals lurk in the shadows whilst police search for decent cuppa. Demons Of The Mind The family Zorn - a happy tale of suicide, child abuse, mental instability, cannibalism, incest, ritual killing, dodgy psychiatric techniques, village idiocy, and that bloke from Manfred Mann.
Deviation Sex and drugs are on the card, if you can put up with all the lard on show. The Devil Rides Out Young buck needs friends' help when he succumbs to the pleasures of the dark arts. The Devils Horny priest ends up at the sharp end of radical church reformation.
Devils Of Darkness Dodgy count on the lookout for busty 60s starlets. Die Monster Die! Gardener uses glowing meteorite to further his horticultural hi-jinks. Doctor Jekyll And Sister Hyde Lank haired fop achieves every man's dream - his own pair of breasts to play with whenever he likes. Dr Phibes Rises Again More nasty surprises for the innocent as bonkers bloke looks for the secret of eternal life.
Don't Look Now Couple aim to forget daughter's drowning by moving to Venice - a city full of water. Dracula Hammer carefully throw Stoker's book out the window after 10 minutes. Dracula AD Teen wants Dracula's undead power, bad choice then to take a shower. Dracula - Prince Of Darkness Chubby monk takes on the forces of darkness.
Dust Devil Demon stalks the desert, chopping off fingers and stuffing clocks into people willy-nilly. The Earth Dies Screaming Robot aliens stalk the streets - what's left of mankind retires to the pub. Fear In The Night Already nervous young bride fit for nothing after a few hours in haunted prep school. The Fiend Strange young man tries to show wanton women the path to righteousness by moving them closer to God.
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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Nobody wins and everyone dies when Baron Victor carries on his head-swapping activities. Fright Busty teen babysits in house targetted by nutter. Frightmare Daughter of cannibal takes on family tradition. From Beyond The Grave This shop has some fatal flaws - lethal if your name is Dors, nasty if you fake your wars, scary if your shoulder sore's, painful if you chop up whores, not so bad if you buy their doors.
The Frozen Dead Nazis on ice! And not the latest comeback from Torvill and Dean, either. The Ghost Train 'Big Hearted' twat gets on everyone's nerves during spooky nazi plot. The Ghoul Karloff rises from the dead through the power of bushy eyebrows. The Ghoul Tango man despatches annoying hooray Henrys.
The Godsend Toddler in fright wig lays waste to mainly ginger family. Goodbye Gemini Nutty twins take apart swinging London. Gorgo Rubbery monster with bad case of post natal depression lays waste to Tower Bridge, Big Ben and a bunch of teddy boys. Foxy type turns into a ten-pinter, and there's no alcohol to numb the pain. Grip Of The Strangler Isn't it always the way?
Many people die messily. Haunted Confused-looking American gets more puzzled as all is not as it seems at local nuthouse, but is cheered up slightly by saucy posh totty. Haunted House Of Horror Groovy kids who frankly deserve it get messily murdered in humdrum whodunnit. The Haunting Home to the scariest door in film history. Hellraiser Kinky demons pop up like magic upon the solving of an ancient Rubik's Cube.
Hellraiser 2 - Hellbound See above, but with the nastiness notched up. You can keep that mattress, love. Holocaust Kirk Douglas shows his arse when told that his son might be responsible for the end of the world kids, eh? Horror Of Frankenstein Baron and pals start off as kids, at early point film hits the skids, dismembered arm seen flicking v's, the end result - stinking cheese.
Shagging mostly - and whacking whores. Horrors Of The Black Museum Psycho sends out silver-faced servant to slice, dice and generally act the fool. The House That Dripped Blood Charming proposition, beautiful outlook, many previous owners, all met grisly deaths at the hands of assorted psychos Hysteria I've forgotten my name! I, Monster Doctor turns tables on Oil of Olay and produces uglifying potion.
Inseminoid Pregnant woman on cannibalistic rampage. Invasion Dastardly orientals come down from space and muck about with the temperature. Island Of Terror Bone eating carpets on the attack. Konga Enormous ape takes in the sights. Legend Of The Werewolf Werewolf? Well, a bloke with a white wig on and some Dracula fangs, anyway.
Lifeforce Naked busty vampire stalks streets of London town. London Voodoo A spot of cellar renovation leads to mum going a bit voodoo-lally. The Lost Continent Insanely over-ambitious soap opera cum dinosaur flick cum sci fi epic cum boob olympics cum kitchen sink farrago from Hammer.
Lust For A Vampire Rug-munching antics ahoy when nubile vampire ends up at girls' finishing school. Macbeth Brush up on 'O' Level English and watch some extreme violence at the same time. Madhouse Old horror star finds out television comeback won't be as easy as thought. Maniac Dad's revenge on pervert using blowtorch leads to prison break shenanigans.
Oh, the horror. The Mummy Strong, silent type in patio door-shattering revenge trip. The Mummy's Shroud These Egyptologists do tend to bring it on themselves. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny And Girly Psychotic strumpet in too-small school uniform brings home the wrong type of "friend".
The Mutations Ugly bloke kidnaps buxom students for horticultural hi-jinks. Many women jiggle their knockers. The Night Caller Randy alien has designs on our women, the swine. The Nightcomers Mucky Marlon and saucy Steph get it on - won't someone please think of the children? Night Of The Eagle College prof refuses to believe his wife is a witch.
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The Mutations Ugly bloke kidnaps buxom students for horticultural hi-jinks. Deviation Sex and drugs are on the card, if you can put up with all the lard on show The Devil Rides Out Young buck needs friends' help when he succumbs to the pleasures of the dark arts The Devils Horny priest ends up at the sharp end of radical church reformation. You can help by adding to it. Take An Easy Ride Tales of woe on the road. Gorgo Rubbery monster with bad case of post natal depression lays waste to Tower Bridge, Big Ben and a bunch of teddy boys. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The Corpse Daddy returns from the dead.
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Beware - it has Sting yes, the pop star and diddy David Rappaport yes, the man from the Tizer ad in it. Children Of The Damned Too-clever-by-half brats get what's coming to them after doing us all a favour and killing off a load of politicians. Konga Enormous ape takes in the sights. And not the latest comeback from Torvill and Dean, either. Fragment Of Fear Junkie treads on a few toes as he attempts to unravel the mystery of Aunt Lucy's death.