Lisa Morton

Author, Screenwriter, Halloween Expert…what's next?

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A celebration of frightfully fearful images, compiled by some of the biggest and most respected names working in the genre. From early engravings, via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books and original paintings, to today’s artists working entirely in the digital realm, there are over 500 images presented in The Art  [ Read More ]

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Here’s the classic tale of the Hollywood struggle filtered through the dark light of horror! Like Los Angeles’s famed Mulholland Drive, Lisa’s cinematic (mis)adventures wound through unexpected twists and turns, sometimes lured by the shining lights spread out just below Deadman’s Curve. Her career revs to a start as a model maker on Close Encounters  [ Read More ]

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This four-story “mini-collection” is part of Cemetery Dance’s “Cemetery Dance Select” e-book line. I was allowed to choose four stories and write an afterword talking about why I selected these pieces and how they came about. The stories included are: “Joe and Abel in the Field of Rest” (originally appeared in The Dead Will Rise)  [ Read More ]

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Ghosts: A Haunted History is now available in hardback from Reaktion Books. In the history of the numinous there are few things more common than the belief in ghosts. From the earliest writings such as the Epic of Gilgamesh to today’s ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every  [ Read More ]

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Over the last few years, I’ve been involved with the care of several elderly relatives (in January, I became the live-in caregiver to my 82-year-old mother). I’ve been to dozens of doctors, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. The latter in particular can be little trips through Hell, hidden beneath the polite moniker of “skilled nursing  [ Read More ]

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