First up is a film I saw at a press screening this week and was really surprised by how good it was. Actually considering it was written and directed by horror maven Leigh Whannell ('Insidious: Chapter 2 & 3', 'Saw') I shouldn't have been that surprised.
The film is The Invisible Man starring the excellent Elizabeth Moss who never makes a wrong move. She's in practically every scene and absolutely nails it.
I always rate how scary a film is by how many times I jumped out of my seat and grabbed the arm of the stranger sitting next to me. I counted at least five times.
The Invisible Man is a 2020 science fiction horror film and a contemporary adaptation of the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and a reboot of The Invisible Man film series.
It follows a woman who believes she is being haunted by her brilliant, wealthy, abusive husband, despite the fact that he has died from an apparent suicide.
The film has a couple great twists and scares you won't see coming, so if that's what you enjoy, you will not be disappointed. The Invisible Man produced by Universal opens in theaters this Friday, February 28th.
Next up is BURLESQUE RHAPSODY: A QUEEN TRIBUTE which will require you to take a little trip to Harvelle's in Long Beach.
The title of the show is Dirty Little Secrets and it pays tribute to the musical sounds of one of the most commercially successful bands of all time: QUEEN!.
Dirty Little Secrets brings their very own special touch to the amazing songs that Queen produced and at the same time pays tribute to the incredible talent of Freddie Mercury.
The show is a mix of comedy and brilliant burlesque performers and having seen it before, it's something you do not want to miss.
Dirty Little Secrets plays at Harvelle's at 201 East Broadway in Long Beach on Friday, February 28th. For tickets call 562-239-3700 or go to LongBeach.Harvelles.com.
Now if monsters are your thing then this weekend head on over to the Lovelace Studio Theatre at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to see the world premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, an exuberant amalgamation of dynamic physical theatre, live music and experiential design bringing Mary Shelley's tale to life in a modern take that spotlights the dangers of unregulated technology.
Sourced predominantly after Shelley's novel the production features a cast of twelve all doubling as musicians . The show is created, staged and composed by Four Larks' Mat Sweeney with design and choreography by Sebastian Peters-Lazaro and libretto written with Jesse Rasmussen.
This is Shelley's nightmarish vision of inverted creation and a show you will remember long after the curtain falls.
The remaining performances are Friday, February 28th until Saturday March 7th 2929. To buy tickets and for more information go to TheWallis.org/Frankenstein.
The Wallis is located at 9390 North Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills 90210.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend people, make it a fun one.