It’s mid-October and Halloween is right around the corner. It’s time to hunker down on the couch (or love seat, we’re not picky) and watch some horror films before the onslaught of trick-or-treaters starts ringing the doorbell every two minutes.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Ever hear the tale of the Wendigo? It’s a Native American myth that says a man who tastes the flesh of another steals that man’s strength, spirit and essence. His hunger, however, will become an unstoppable craving. Intrigued? Start the week off right with a good fright when Antonia Kidd’s “Ravenous” airs at 9:15 p.m. ET.
After back-to-back episodes everyone’s favorite family drama (did you see the season finale?) Malcolm in the Middle, it’s a brand new episode of Onion News Network. This week ONN in introducing a new piece of technology: An updated touchscreen that Tucker Hope can control with his mind. Tune in at 10 p.m. ET to see the darkest corner of Tucker’s mind.
Indie Screams kicks into high gear when “Penny Dreadful” airs at 7 p.m. ET and 12:30 a.m. ET. In the film, a woman (Rachel Miner) haunted by the childhood car crash that claimed the life of her mother and father finds her worst nightmares coming true when she and her therapist (Mimi Rogers) travel back to the scene of the accident in this tale of terror.
Grab your coconuts, bring out your dead, avoid the Knights Who Say “Ni!” and dodge the carnivorous bunny, because the Knights of the Round Table are heading out in “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” airs today at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET.
Desperado brothers (George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino) kidnap a preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, commandeer their RV and wind up in a Mexican strip joint where vampires lurk. Yep, it’s Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” at 8:45 p.m. ET.
Pro Tip: Stay away from the ground. To prove this point, we’re showing “The Descent” and “Unearthed” back-to-back beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Those two movies will help you get over a fear of flying really really quickly.
Wake up early to watch “Game of Death,” Bruce Lee’s final movie at 8 a.m. ET. The star died before this film was completed, so the producers were forced to pad out the running time with outtakes and alternate shots. They also lifted chunks of footage from “Enter the Dragon” and “Return of the Dragon.” The finished product finally hit the screens in 1978, five years after Lee’s death. The film’s finale pits Lee against such formidable opposition as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Chuck Norris.