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10 Movies Where Death Comes From Below

JAWS, Susan Backlinie, 1975

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“Watch the skies,” they say, but the seas are just as dangerous. In this feature, we’ll spotlight ten flicks where bad things happen feet-first.

10. Anaconda

J-Lo heads to the South American jungles and gets into a scrap with an enormous carnivorous snake that loves to squeeze.

9. Leviathan

Mutated crewmembers aboard an undersea mining platform are the (pretty gross) predators in this 1989 flick.

8. Lake Placid

A 30 foot long crocodile beneath the surface of a lake in Maine goes on a rampage after cops arrest the old woman who had been feeding it.

7. Deep Rising

This seaboard horror flick concerns a luxury cruise ship that gets massacred by giant evolved sea worms that suck all of the fluid out of their victims and spit out the skeletons.

6. Deep Blue Sea

What’s scarier than sharks? Sharks that have been genetically modified to have genius-level intelligence.

5. C.H.U.D.

It stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller, and the titular creatures hang out below the streets in the sewer tunnels preying on victims.

4. Piranha 3D

An earthquake cracks the floor of a lake and unleashes a school of flesh-eating fish on unsuspecting vacationgoers.

3. Zombie Lake

Nazi soldiers killed during World War II have their bodies dumped into a lake in a small French town, only to rise and get revenge.

2. The Host

This Korean enviro-horror flick features a genetically mutated monster in the Han River that was created by humans dumping pollution.

1. Jaws

Obviously the king of the “death from below” movie is Steven Spielberg’s 1975 Jaws, which cemented the status of the Great White Shark as the apex predator of the sea.

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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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