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Five Wes Craven Movies We Love


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As you may have noticed, vampires are having a sort of cultural zeitgeisty moment. They are in the movies and on television and everywhere you look. While we still like vampire flicks, we’re ready for the next trend: Werewolves. Okay, it’s not so much a trend as a omnipresent really good idea to put out at least a few werewolf movies every year or so. Luckily Wes Craven, the master of horror, put out “Cursed” a few years ago. While it’s no “Teen Wolf” (but really what movie can live up to that masterpiece?) it’s a fun entry in the teen-horror genre. It stars Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg as two siblings forced to battle a werewolf that has been wreaking havoc on their neighbors, just as they learn that they might be marked with “the sign of the beast,” and may become werewolves themselves.

As you know, “Cursed” wasn’t Craven’s first time in the teen-horror game. The man is a master at, well, killing teenagers on camera. The movie’s screenwriter Kevin Williamson is no rookie, either. He helped bring the “Scream” movies to the silver screen. His writing along with Craven’s directing created one of the most iconic teen horror movies ever, almost single handedly (if movies have hands, that is) reinventing the genre while poking fun at it. So tune in at 8/7c to watch “Cursed” and see these two horror masters at work. To remind you of how awesome Craven is at terrifying you, here’s a little list of his greatest hits.

Here are five of our favorite Wes Craven movies:

1. “Swamp Thing”

It’s a classic.

2. “Pere Lachaise” from “Paris Je T’aime”

We’re not trying to be provocative, it’s genuinely good and always nice to see a genre director branch out.

3. “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

What ever you do, don’t fall asleep!

“Cursed” airs tonight at 8/7c

4. “Scream”

It laughs at all the rules of horror films and comes out on top.

5. “Last House on the Left”

Um, guys? Wrong house.

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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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