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Meet IFC’s new horror movie live tweet correspondent: Chris Gethard


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Did you watch “The Shining” last night? If so, then you may already know that we have a new horror movie live tweet correspondent, our very own adopted comic, Chris Gethard.

Last night, Chris took over the IFC Twitter account to provide live commentary as he watched “The Shining” for the very first time. When we first approached Chris with this request, he let us know that he’d prefer to do most anything else in the world. And that’s when we knew he was the perfect guy for the job.

It went a little something like this:

Hey everyone, this is @chrisgethard – The Shining starts on IFC in four minutes. IFC is forcing me to watch it for the first time/tweet it

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

I avoid scary movies. At Pan’s Labyrinth I stood and screamed “DON’T TRUST THE FAWN.” That’s not even a horror movie. – @chrisgethard

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

I cried during the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. Please don’t make me watch The Shining. – @chrisgethard

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

How many minutes do you guys predict I make it into The Shining before I nope the fuck out of here? – @chrisgethard

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

Straight up want this on the record, IFC is mean for making me do this. – @chrisgethard #TheShining

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

Anyone in Greenpoint Brooklyn awake and willing to come here so I don’t have to watch this insanity alone? – @chrisgethard #TheShining

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

I will never forgive IFC for making me watch this movie. I have hated every second of it. – @chrisgethard #TheShining

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

I will never forgive IFC for making me watch this movie. I have hated every second of it. – @chrisgethard #TheShining

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

if he goes inside room 237, i’m turning this movie off and going to bed. @chrisgethard #TheShining

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

This is one of theworst experiences of my life. – @chrisgethard #TheShining

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

I don’t know if I will ever bathe again, and I seriously love bathing so much. – @chrisgethard #TheShining

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

If anyone needs me, I’ll be in my basement bedroom staring at the ceiling and cursing IFC for making me watch that. – @chrisgethard

— (@IFC) May 31, 2013

And that concludes Chris Gethard’s first night of duty as IFC’s new horror movie live tweet correspondent. We look forward to many more magical and horrifying nights together.

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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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