A bunch of new horror movies and series are landing on Netflix just in time for Halloween
With the new films coming to Netflix during the next few weeks, a night spent watching a horror flick whilst curled up under the safety of the duvet covers might actually be the best way to celebrate Halloween this year.
It was there for us in March when we all hunkered down for the first time, and it’ll be there if we need it on October 31.
Indeed, with so much scary media popping up on Netflix during the next few weeks, a night spent watching horror movies whilst curled up under the safety of the duvet covers might actually be the best way to celebrate Halloween this year.
Here’s what’s set to drop on the streaming platform in time for the spookiest date on the calendar.
What better way to embrace the chilling spirit of Halloween than by watching an origin story about one cinema’s most iconic villains of all time?
Nurse Ratched – the widely-despised antagonist from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – is being given her very own series on Netflix, with Sarah Paulson replacing Louise Fletcher in the title role.
It drops tomorrow (18 September).
What better way to escape from the surroundings of a real-life pandemic than watching a movie where a disease turns people into flesh-eating monsters?
#Alive, a South Korean zombie flick, has generated some good buzz among critics and is currently certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes – putting a scary new spin on a genre that has its fair share of competition.
Directed by Cho Il-hyung, this horror movie documents a video game streamer’s struggle for survival as he’s boxed inside his Seoul apartment whilst the undead roam outdoors.
It’s available to watch right now.
The Haunting Of Bly Manor
A follow-up series to The Haunting of Hill House, Bly Manor has been conceived by horror master Mike Flanagan – the man behind Absentia, Oculus, Hush, Ouija, Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep.
A reimagining of literary classic The Turn of the Screw, the film is set in England in the 1800s – examining the strange happenings that occur to a woman whilst nannying a pair of children at the eponymous location.
According to Entertainment Weekly: “The story tells of a young governess hired by a man to look after his niece and nephew at the family country house after they fall into his care. Arriving at the Bly estate, she begins to see apparitions that proceed to haunt the premises.”
It’s set to be released on Netflix on October 9.
House of 1,000 Corpses
One of the most gruesome horror films of the early noughties, Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses is an unapologetically violent ode to seventies slashers.
It simultaneously managed to impress and repulse audiences upon its initial release, and it’s coming to Netflix next month – giving younger audiences the chance to watch the debut of a horror filmmaker who has gone on to develop a notorious reputation.
Watch it from October 1.
Unsolved Mysteries – Series 2
The first series of the rebooted Unsolved Mysteries series was an enormous success – and now a second instalment is set to follow.
A fresh set of true crime investigations will land on Netflix on October 19.
According to What’s On Netflix, a bunch of classic horror movies are also set to appear across the platform in the coming days.
Halloween (2018) – September 25
Addams Family Values (1993) – October 1
Corpse Bride (2005) – October 1
Into The Storm (2014) – October 1
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) – October 1
The Conjuring (2013) – October 1
Yep. There’s definitely plenty of opportunity to scare yourself senseless whilst remaining indoors this year.
Strictly Come Dancing the Live Tour 2023 at Manchester AO Arena – tickets, celebrity dancers, stage times and more
The glitz and glamour of the Strictly Come Dancing will come shimmying into Manchester this weekend when the hit show’s live tour returns to the AO Arena.
With four shows lined up at the venue over the course of the next two days, it’s one of the biggest events in this year’s cultural calendar.
The massive Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2023 spans 32 shows across the UK, with recent celebrity contestants paired up with the BBC show’s professional dancers.
The Strictly judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, and Anton Du Beke, will be on hand with their pantomime villain-esque take on the performances.
Speaking about the upcoming tour, Fleur East said: “As a huge Strictly fan, being part of the TV competition has been an unbelievable experience and I’m absolutely over the moon to have the chance to get back into those fabulous sequinned outfits for the live tour!”
Helen Skelton said: “Strictly has been the adventure of a lifetime and I’m so happy that it will continue on the live tour. I’m really looking forward to seeing the fans across the country and performing my favourite dances from the series. I can’t wait!”
When is Strictly Come Dancing Live at the AO Arena?
There are four Strictly shows lined up in Manchester at the AO Arena, making it one of the biggest stops on the tour.
Strictly Come Dancing the Live Tour will be on both Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January 2023.
The shows will take place at 1pm and 6pm on Saturday, and 12pm and 5pm on Sunday.
What’s the show’s format?
Directed again by Craig Revel Horwood, the Strictly Live Tour showcases all the choreography, live music and sparkle of the much-loved TV series.
Seven celebrity contestants and their professional dance partners will twirl and shimmy their way across the AO Arena ballroom floor, ready for the tour judges to provide their wisdom and scores.
But it’s the audience who ultimately call the shots, voting for their favourites via text from within the arena, with a champion crowned at the end of every show.
Which celebrities are taking part?
This year’s Strictly champions Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal are on the line-up, along with runners-up Helen Skelton and Kai Widdrington, Fleur East and Vito Coppola, and Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu.
Also hoping to lift the Strictly Live Tour glitterball trophy are Will Mellor and Nancy Xu, Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin, and Tyler West and Dianne Buswell.
Ready for the huge professional numbers there’ll be six more professional dancers heading out on tour – Amy Dowden, Neil Jones, Robbie Kmetoni, Jake Leigh, Luba Mushtuk and Michelle Tsiakkas.
Can I still buy tickets?
You can, actually! There’s limited availability for the afternoon performances but still a fair few tickets for the evening shows.
Those remaining tickets are priced between £42.50 to £64.95.
A Valentine’s Day event where you can sculpt clay penises and vaginas is coming to Manchester
Manc lovebirds will be able to get crafty together for Valentine’s Day this year – but in a very sexy way.
A new workshop will take over Ducie Street Warehouse, with couples invited to come along and create clay sculptures of each other.
But rather than crafting a ceramic likeness of each other’s faces, the Sexy Sculpt’n workshop will take things below the belt.
Ticket-holders will be tasked with building each other’s private parts – yep, we mean penises and vaginas – out of clay.
The event comes from Cork & Clay and promises to be a body-positive, ‘unforgettable ceramic experience’.
The ticket price (£25 for early bird or £30 for general admission) includes all the materials you need – air dry clay, rolling pins, tools, aprons and clay slips – as well a box to carry home your sexy piece of clay.
Set to take place on both the 14 February and the 15 February, it’s part of Ducie Street Warehouses’s special Valentine’s Day event programming.