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What to watch tonight on IFC: “Poltergeist,” “Evil Dead 2” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”


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They’re heeeeeeeeerrrreeeeeeee.

Tonight at we are making Thursday downright terrifying with a triple threat of terror. It all kicks off with “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” at 5:30/4:30c, which is based on the true tale of Anneliese Michel, a German woman who died in July 1976 at the age of 23 after an exorcism, the last resort for her strict Catholic family in trying to make the seizures and ominous voices in her head go away. Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson and Jennifer Carpenter (pre-”Dexter”) star in the courtroom drama/horror film.

Things get even creepier when we show “Poltergeist” at 8/7c. If you somehow missed Steven Spielberg’s suburban drama, it stars Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as a young family dealing with a small problem:Their youngest daughter, Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) was taken away by the “TV people” she’s been communing with. Also their son Robbie’s (Oliver Robins) stuffed clown tried to kill him and their house may be completely haunted.

Finally at 10:30/9:30c, we are showing the campy classic “Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn,” Sam Raimi’s 1987 cult comedy horror film, which got a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes (Casablanca only got a 97%). In the movie, a couple retreats to a cabin in the woods where a recording of the Sumerian Book of the Dead causes an evil spirit to possess the girlfriend and her boyfriend, Ash (Bruce Campbell), is forced to kill her. The next day she re-animates and tries to kill him again. Then his hand gets possessed. It sounds like a cut-rate slasher flick, right? But it’s not. Plus, with an Evil Dead reboot slated to hit theaters in April 2013, you may as well brush up on the original, right?

Sit back, watch some trailers and tune in tonight for our triple feature of terror starting at 5:30/4:30c:

“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”


“Evil Dead 2”

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“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” airs at 5:30/4:30c; “Poltergeist” starts at 8/7c; and “Evil Dead 2” kicks off at 10:30/9:30c

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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

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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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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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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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