The Necronomicon, an evil text written by “the Mad Arab” Abdul Alhazred, contains the means for summoning “the old ones,” tentacled, fishy-smelling ancient beings whose names are unpronounceable strings of consonants and apostrophes in the short fiction of pulp author H.P. Lovecraft. The Book of Lists: Horror is an evil book of horror trivia written by such authors and auteurs as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury and Eli Roth, who discuss their favorite horror films, novels and short stories. Two of the book’s editors, Mitch Brian and UMKC grad Scott Bradley, appear at 7 p.m. at the Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library’s Plaza branch (4801 Main Street) to read from it in a spooky voice while shining flashlights under their faces. Ask them to sign your copy — IF YOU DARE! For more information, call 816-701-3407.
Wed., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., 2008