As Halloween draws closer, that age old question is rearing its head again – why are we so obsessed with ghosts and spooky stuff? The same problem has been bothering Jeremy Dyson, co-creator of The League of Gentlemen, who has tried to uncover the story behind ‘real’ haunted houses, in a new book The Haunted Book. This evening, he will be joined by Mark Kermode, League of Gentlemen colleague Reece Shearsmith, Dan Pembleton and Kyla la Grange to talk, sing and read about ghosts at a special Haunted House of Horrors Book Slam at the Clapham Grand. There’ll also be magic courtesy of Barry & Stuart and a preview of a short film by Jeremy and Damien McCarthy. Tickets are £8 on the door.
For more info, visit the Haunted House of Horrors listing.