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Peen-a-Lope!: Silly Scares with ‘Broken Lizard’s Club Dread’

Peen-a-Lope!: Silly Scares with ‘Broken Lizard’s Club Dread’ (photo)

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Indie Screams. The annual fright fest on IFC runs throughout October. But not every film has to be seriously scary, sometimes we want our gore mixed with laughs. That’s why today’s Indie Screams film is Broken Lizard’s Club Dread. In the film, a psychotic killer starts offing the guests at a luxury beach resort, but the staff can’t afford to lose the business, so they simply do whatever it takes to hide the carnage. Wacky, hilarious, and bloody hijinks ensue.

The slightly off minds behind the madness are Broken Lizard, a comedy troupe who has also brought to the screen the uproariously raunchy cop flick Super Troopers and Beer Fest. Its five members are Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, who collaborate on the writing, acting and productions of their films.

Jay Chandrasekhar is also closely associated with several of IFC’s favorite comedies. He directed episodes of Undeclared (have we mentioned it is coming to IFC in November?) and Arrested Development. He’s also taken spins behind the camera on the television shows Chuck and Human Giant. The man has good taste in comedy.

Here’s the trailer for Club Dread:

The troupe’s fifth film, the dare we say underappreciated The Slammin’ Salmon, features a wait staff at a high-end seafood restaurant terrorized by their boxing bully of a boss, Michael Clarke Duncan. It also has Cobie Smulders who is better known for her role as Robin Sherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother.:

Broken Lizard’s Club Dread airs on IFC at 8:15 p.m. ET

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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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