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The week on Makeup artistry, child vampires and black eyes.

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      + Video: How to Give Yourself a Black Eye – For Halloween, or just to scare your parents — makeup artist Rachel Pagani demonstrates how to make your own shiner,

      + Feature: Puddy In Their Hands – The Experts Speak – Stephen Saito gathers opinions from the pros on their favorite creature and makeup effects work from the history of horror flicks.

      + Interview: Tomas Alfredson on “Let the Right One In” – Aaron Hillis talks to the director about his vampire/coming-of-age movie, working with child actors and how technology has crushed the Swedish film industry.

      + Feature: Puddy In Their Hands – Ten Old Movie Makeup Jobs That Hold Up, Part I – Matt Singer gets into the Halloween spirit by looking back at famous movie makeup jobs that are at least 25 years old that have kept their power to scare the bejeezus out of viewers.

      + Feature: Puddy In Their Hands – Ten Old Movie Makeup Jobs That Hold Up, Part II – Continued from part one.

      + On DVD: “Flight of the Red Balloon,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000: 20th Anniversary Edition” – Michael Atkinson on Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien trip to France to take on Albert Lamorisse’s beloved 1956 short “The Red Balloon”; plus, plumbing the depths of the MST3K gang’s sophomoric, avant-garde repurposing of forgotten films.

      + Podcast: The “Killer _____” Movie – Movie murdering isn’t going to pay the bills. We look at the day jobs or convenient professions held by various slasher psychos.

      + Opening This Week: Brit horror, high school horror and Kevin Smith – Neil Pedley rounds up what’s new in theaters.

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[Photo: “The Exorcist,” Warner Bros. Pictures, 1973]

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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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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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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

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