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Tune in for terror tonight with “Poltergeist,” “The Shining” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”


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Tonight we have a triple threat of terror to keep you up all night. The thrills and chills start at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT with “Poltergeist”. Everybody now: THEY”RE HEEEEEEREEE. “Poltergeist” is writer-producer Steven Spielberg‘s (maybe you’ve heard of him?) dark and terrifying suburban haunted house horror fantasy. The film stars Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as young parents faced with the fact that their house might be haunted. Watching a chair slided across the floor of its own accord or the living room furniture suddenly rearranging itself on the ceiling will make you suspect such things. Then their youngest daughter, Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke), gets taken away by the “TV people” she’s been talking about so much lately and young Robbie’s (Oliver Robins) stuffed clown tries to strangle him under the bed. That’s when things get really freaky.

Then at 8/7c is Stanley Kubrick’s fright fest “The Shining” . Jack Nicholson stars as a writer who thinks it’s a great idea to bring his wife and young son to an isolated hotel in the middle of a snowstorm. Obviously the hotel turns out to be haunted. Like, really really haunted. Based on the novel by Stephen King, Kubrick creates an ominous and near-hypnotic sense of ever-increasing tension and dread that’s been oft-imitated but never equaled, ensuring “The Shining” a spot on pretty much everyone’s Best-Ever Horror Movies list.

Finally at 11/10c we’re showing “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III”. The horrifying saga of a hillbilly cannibalistic family continues in this sequel to/remake of the 1974 horror classic “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” this time though the film actually plays more like a slightly tongue-in-cheek piece of fan fiction. That doesn’t make it any less terrifying.

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“Poltergeist” airs at 5:30 p.m. ET; “The Shining” airs tonight at 8/7c and Friday, May. 31 at 12:45 AM ET; Saturday, Jun. 8 at 10:45 PM ET; Sunday, Jun. 9 at 1:45 AM ET; Sunday, Jun. 16 at 8:00 PM ET; Monday, Jun. 17 at 1:00 AM ET; Wednesday, Jun. 19 at 8:00 PM ET; Thursday, Jun. 20 at 12:45 AM ET; Tuesday, Jun. 25 at 8:00 PM ET; Tuesday, Jun. 25 at 11:00 PM ET; “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III” airs at 11/10c and Friday, May. 31 at 3:45 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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