Happy October! Between the return of Onion News Network, Malcolm in the Middle, Indie Screams, and our Arrested Development marathons, we are confident that we are turning October into rock-tober. If you want to rock, while sitting comfortably on your couch, here’s what to watch this week on IFC:
It’s Tuesday, which means a new episode of Onion News Network is on the air and in your living room. In tonight’s action packed episode, Cross Examination’s Shelby Cross leads a crusade to rip through every home in America to search for missing one-year-old Baby Kate. Meanwhile, in the FactZone, Brooke and the ONN team report that the iPhone 5 will come conveniently packaged with rumors about the iPhone 6. Tune in at 10/9 C for the best news in America.
Stay up late to watch “Zodiac,” the true story behind the murders that many crime scholars believe to be the most perplexing series of unsolved crimes in modern history. David Fincher tells the mysterious tale of the infamous Zodiac killer, a relentless serial killer is stalking the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area, leaving citizens locked into a constant state of panic, and baffled authorities scrambling for clues. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. as men determined to track the clues and find the killer. It starts at 12:30 a.m. ET.
In a feverish attempt to air movies with October in the title, at 3 p.m. ET we are showing “The Hunt for Red October” The Tom Clancy novel turned movie stars Alec Baldwin as eccentric CIA analyst Ryan and Sean Connery as Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius. Ramius sets the plot in motion when he murders his political adviser, burns his orders, and steers his sub Red October towards American waters, hoping to defect. The CIA, aware that the Red October was about to embark on an evasive mission to demonstrate its ability to avoid detection and fire its nuclear missiles upon U.S. installations, believes that Ramius is insane, and that he plans to start World War III.
Pro Tip: Skip the pie when Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” airs at 8 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. ET. Johnny Depp stars, not as Dr. Seuss, but as the best barber on Fleet Street, so long as you never want to exit his shop.
Spend Sunday getting your socks scared off with “Exam” at 4:15 p.m. ET, “Horsemen” at 6:30 p.m. ET, and Steven King and George Romero’s “The Dark Half” at 8:30 p.m. ET. These movies are so scary you’ll be calling Father Dyer before you know it.