Horror shows, killer flows and phở to go

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.

Frankie Carlson, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

Here are A&E’s top pop culture recommendations for your week.

Something to watch:

“The Haunting of Bly Manor”: Feel like you’ve seen every horror flick out there worth watching? Feel like there’s no jump scare that can get to you at this point? Well, wait until you see the newest horror drama television series that is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.

A nine episode thriller, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is brought to you by the same creator behind the popular 2018 series “The Haunting of Hill House,” though the two stories are not connected. The plot centers around a young woman who’s hired to look after two children at the family country house before realizing the building is already occupied by the supernatural.

“The Cabin with Bert Kreischer”: If you’re looking for a good laugh and a goofy time, “The Cabin” is a perfect watch to take a break and turn off your brain for a while. Comedian Bert Kreischer spends several days at a cabin with a cast of hilarious guests. Joined by the likes of Tom Segura, Nikki Glaser, Caitlyn Jenner and Donnell Rawlings, the gang spends five episodes doing things like throwing axes, beekeeping and working on self-care.

Something to tap your foot to:

“Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Able” by Black Thought: Famed emcee and frontman of the legendary Philadelphia hip-hop group the Roots, Black Thought is back with his first official studio album.

This is the third installment in his “Streams of Thought” series. Keeping consistency with the two previous projects, this album maintains a thematic focus on social commentary, political perspective and anti-establishment messages. Exploring subjects of police brutality, social justice and life in 2020, the Philly rapper uses this project as a chance to speak his mind completely.

In addition to the strong socially charged messages of this project, Black Thought also wastes no time reminding us that he’s still one of the best rappers of all time. His prolific flow and unmatched lyrical ability are accompanied perfectly by the album’s hard-hitting instrumentals. Black Thought’s performance is only amplified with the all-star list of features on the project from the likes of Pusha T, Killer Mike, ScHoolboy Q, and Portugal. The Man.

“Fake it Flowers” by beabadoobee: After a string of EPs and memorable singles, including the instant indie classic “Coffee,” beabadoobee has left us all wondering what to expect next. Her debut album, “Fake it Flowers,” shows us her hits were in no way lightning in a bottle.

Running 12 tracks long, this album goes from upbeat basement jams to emotional indie ballads on a dime, all the while keeping with the artist’s unique sound. With floating vocals, kicking instrumentals and unique songwriting, this project is all kinds of interesting. It’s a perfect fit for a Sunday drive or fall walk around campus.

Something to try:

Pho Mai Dinkytown: As the temperature drops, you can almost hear the season’s first bowl of phở calling your name. Stop by Pho Mai in Dinkytown for authentic Vietnamese cuisine to satisfy your craving. Take advantage of their “re-grand opening special” from Friday, Oct. 16 to Saturday, Oct. 24 with 25% off dine in and 20% off takeout for orders over $20.

Something to do:

Mill City Farmers Market: Here’s a chance to step outside, get some fresh air and pick up some fresh produce while supporting local farmers. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, the Mill City Farmers Market is focusing on making a safe environment for shoppers. The market will be limiting the number of customers and entry points while also asking that shoppers maintain a 6-foot distance from others and wear a face covering at all times.