Sat-Sun New in theaters.
Michael O’Sullivan of The Washington Post wrote that this new horror movie – about a teenage girl who adopts a horrible curse via sexual transmission – “is one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen. It’s also one of the most beautiful.” We’re eager to see it and very, very afraid of it at the same time.
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Mad Monster Party
Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. $25 and up; kids 12 and younger free. www.madmonsterparty.com.
Yes, this is more horror stuff, but we’re mentioning it because Adam West and Burt Ward will be among the featured guests, and the opportunity to mingle with an 86-year-old Batman and a 69-year-old Robin might be just too good to pass up for children of the ’60s.
Fury 325 at Carowinds
Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m. both days. 300 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill. Single-day tickets from $29.99. www.carowinds.com.
The lines will be long – like, really long – to climb aboard the amusement park’s newest thrill ride on opening weekend, but the payoff is significant. This is one of the tallest, fastest roller coasters in North America. Make sure your cellphone is well-charged or you may wind up having to actually talk to the people around you while you wait!
Sat 7:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $40.50-$117.50. www.ticketmaster.com.
It’s called “The Plain Spoken Tour,” so no doubt the singer will be performing several cuts off the album he put out last year. Word is there are plenty of his old hits in the set list, and don’t be surprised if he dusts off a little ditty about “Jack and Diane”...
iHeartRadio Music Awards
Sun 8 p.m. on NBC
Now in its second year, the show serves as yet another excuse to trot out music superstars for TV ratings. But there were some knockout performances the first time around, so we’re expecting big things from Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Foo Fighters, Madonna, Katy Perry, Beyonce and many of the other usual suspects.