Welcome to October! Fall is in the air along with the sounds of screaming. That’s right, Indie Screams kicked off on Saturday with an all-day fright fest. But don’t think the scares end there. Almost every day this month we’re showing something to scare your socks off from “The Descent” to “Sweeney Todd” and everything in between. Plus, on Tuesday, the Onion News Network returns for a second season of the best news show anywhere.
Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
Meet the Pieman …or rather, become meat for The Pieman. In tonight’s installment of Indie Screams, tune in for “Dying Breed” when a Tasmanian Tiger researcher finds herself in a land where human meat is scarce, and it’s not just the tigers who are hungry.
Prom night gets interesting when the theme is zombies. The seniors big night is crashed by the undead in in “Dance of the Dead” at 7 p.m. ET. It’s kind of hard to enjoy an intimate dance when your classmates are trying to eat your brains, and when the tux-clad teens begin turning blue and munching on flesh, it’s impossible for them to pick a prom queen. It’s a night to remember, for sure.
Horror icon George A. Romero effectively hits the “reset” button on his hugely influential Dead series with “George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead,” a scaled-back look at the zombie apocalypse as told from the perspective of a student filmmaker who sets out to shoot a low-budget fright film, but instead captures the breakdown of modern society at the decaying hands of flesh-eating ghouls. It starts at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Eli Roth skips the humor of his freshman feature “Cabin Fever” and goes straight for the jugular in “Hostel.” It’s an unrelenting scare-fest about a pair of libidinous American backpackers seeking cheap thrills in the European countryside. Confront your fears at 9 p.m. ET.
Get back-to-back terror with a double dose of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Kick things off at 8 p.m. ET with Michael Bay’s reboot of the horror classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Then go back to the beginning of the most horrifying legend in the history of cinema as director Jonathan Liebesman explores the nightmarish origins of the psychotic Hewitt family in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginnings.” at 10 p.m. ET
You may have heard the big news that creator Mitch Hurwitz is planning on bringing “Arrested Development” back for new episodes as well a (dare we say?) movie. We’re celebrating the Best. News. Ever. with a marathon of “Arrested Development” beginning at 10:45 a.m. ET. Tune in and make some magic: