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What to watch tonight on IFC: “May”

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Tell your boss you’re going to be late tomorrow, because you’ll be up all night watching “May.” The film starts at 1 a.m. ET, but it’s worth skipping out on your sleep curfew to watch this tale of terror written and directed by Lucky McKee. The film stars Angela Bettis as May, a lonely lady with a deeply dark streak. She works in an animal hospital, but she has no human companions other than Polly (Anna Faris), the vampy veterinarian’s assistant who aggressively pursues May, and her only confidante is her favorite childhood doll. Then she meets Adam (Jeremy Sisto), an aspiring filmmaker who lives in her neighborhood. When things go awry, what comes next is a Dario Agento worthy slasherfest. After all, as her mother said, “If you can’t find a friend, make one.”

While the film is bloody, gorey and terror-ific, it’s something else too: Strangely thoughtful. It’s not often that noted film critic Roger Ebert gives a horror film four out of four stars. But he called “May” “a horror film and something more and deeper, something disturbing and oddly moving” and characterized the dénouement as “a final shot that would get laughs in another kind of film, but May earns the right to it, and it works, and we understand it”. See? Totally worth staying up past bedtime.

Watch the trailer now and then tune in to “May” tonight:

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“May” airs tonight at Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 AM ET; Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 AM ET; and Friday, Oct. 26 at 11:15 AM 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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