Chris Kattan is synonymous with “Saturday Night Live,” where he memorably played a variety of characters, including Mango and a head-bopping Butabi brother. Fast forward a few years, and the comedian is taking on a new role — himself. This month, IFC presents “Bollywood Hero,” a three-part miniseries in which Kattan plays a fed-up Hollywood actor who leaves Tinseltown to become a Bollywood leading man. Tune in August 6, 7, and 8 at 10pm as Kattan travels to India, learning about the culture as well as the hardships of making it in the largest film industry in the world. Special guest appearances include Keanu Reeves, fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph, David Alan Grier, Jennifer Coolidge and many more. The series also stars Julian Sands, former Miss India Neha Dhupia, and another leading Bollywood actress, Pooja Kumar. And, catch a Bollywood film every Sunday at 10am to see Dhupia and other Bollywood movie stars like Anil Kapoor from “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Also in this most sweltering of months, tune in Thursday, August 13th at 6pm for a night of hell-raisers turning up the heat. It all begins with “The Honeymoon Killers,” about a real-life couple who swindled and murdered rich women during the 1940s. Then, catch “Seven,” David Fincher’s infamous thriller with one of the most twisted endings ever; Rob Zombie’s sequel to “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects”; “Halloween”; and rounding out the night, two films based on true-life horrors: “Ed Gein” and “Dahmer.”
And, check out the premiere of a brand new series on IFC — “The Jon Dore Television Show,” a mockumentary-style sketch comedy from the dirty imagination of well, Jon Dore. Look for it Tuesday night in the Automat at 10pm.
PREMIERES THIS MONTH:
- THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE This biopic from the director of ‘American Psycho,’ tells the story of infamous 1950’s pin-up girl Bettie Page and how she went on to become one of the most identifiable sex icons in history. Stars Gretchen Mol and Lili Taylor. Premieres Saturday, August 1st @ 8pm.
- SEVEN Kevin Spacey gave a chilling performance in this thriller about a serial killer who manages to weave around two cops as he goes on a rampage murdering people he believes committed one of the seven deadly sins. Ensemble cast also includes Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, and Gwyneth Paltrow and is directed by David Fincher, who also helmed ‘Fight Club.’ Premieres Sunday, August 2nd @ 8:55pm.
- SECRETARY Kinky flick featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a newly hired secretary who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with her lawyer boss, played by James Spader. Premieres Saturday, August 8th @ 11:05pm.
- JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 In this follow up to the original, The Creeper is just ending his 23 day feeding frenzy when he comes across a doomed bus full of basketball players and cheerleaders in the middle of nowhere. Premieres Wednesday, August 12th @ 9:35pm.