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What to Watch on IFC in October

What to Watch on IFC in October (photo)

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Monty Python fans are going to love this month on IFC. And if you’re not a Python fan, get the hell out! Just kidding — now is a good time to introduce yourself to the troupe that defined comedy. Beginning October 18th, tune in for a six-day Python-a-thon, including the premiere of the IFC original doc “Monty Python: Almost the Truth, The Lawyer’s Cut,” a series highlighting the rise of the famed comedy team, and features interviews with all the surviving Pythons as well as SNL mastermind Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brand and many more. And all week long, catch an original Python film including “The Life of Brian,” “Live at the Hollywood Bowl,” and the classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Also in the mix is the sketch comedy series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” which airs all week, as well as Mondays at 7:30pm and Fridays at 11pm.

10052009_arresteddevelopment.jpgKicking off October 25th, “Arrested Development” will be making IFC its new home. The comedy series focuses on the dysfunctional Bluth family household after the patriarch is sent to prison for engaging in dirty financial practices. Catch it every Sunday at 10pm with back-to-back episodes.

Also this month, in honor of the season, IFC presents Indie Screams, two weeks of indie horror beginning October 18th and leading right up to Halloween. Just a few films being served up: Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects,” the equally freakish “Strangeland,” the teen-wolf frightfest “Ginger Snaps” as well as classics like Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and his follow-up “Eaten Alive.” And because some vacations aren’t always a day at the beach, we’ve got “Motel Hell,” “Turistas” and “Cabin Fever.” There’s more, so be sure to check out the full schedule for all the horrifying films airing in October.


    • ANNIE HALL Winner of numerous Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, Woody Allen created a romantic-comedy masterpiece about a neurotic New Yorker who falls in love with the dynamic Annie Hall. Premieres Thursday, October 8th @ 10pm.
    • MOTEL HELL Unsuspecting travelers fall victim to a sadistic farmer. Premieres Friday, October 9th @ midnight.
    • TURISTAS A group of travelers come across an evil secret after getting stranded in a small village on a paradise island. Premieres Monday, October 19th @ 7:25pm.
    • SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE Willem Dafoe gives a memorable and Oscar-nominated performance in this film about the strange occurrences which took place during the making of Nosferatu. Premieres Saturday, October 24th @ 8pm.
    • JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 The Creeper is back, and he’s brought his appetite with him in director Victor Salva’s sequel to his popular 2001 sleeper that finds the creature snacking on a bus of high school basketball players and cheerleaders. Premieres Friday, October 30th @ 7:15pm.

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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