Lisa Morton

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

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  • Jury Duty

    “Oh, no…a jury summons.” How many times have we voiced that ...

  • HOLIDAY SPIRITS

    Gather around the holiday hearth and share these six chilling ...

  • THE SAMHANACH AND...

    On one magical night of the year—when the breeze is ...

Gather around the holiday hearth and share these six chilling tales by multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lisa Morton. In “The Christmas Spirit”, a couple taking a holiday break in the countryside find their secluded cottage is anything but idyllic. “Daddy’s Girl” pits a desperate mother against an intruder in a Christmas game of winner-take-all.  [ Read More ]

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On one magical night of the year—when the breeze is scented with dead leaves and pumpkin, when the days have grown shorter and winter’s first touch prickles your skin—the barrier between worlds is at its thinnest, and dark magic abounds. Whether it’s the legendary trickster Jack about to acquire his first lantern, a teenage girl  [ Read More ]

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ABOUT HAUNTED NIGHTS Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o’-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover  [ 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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“Oh, no…a jury summons.” How many times have we voiced that when receiving those odious notices in the mail? Here in the county of Los Angeles, ours are pink, easy to spot, always met with dread. For some reason known only to some computer algorithm buried deep within the servers of Los Angeles County, I  [ Read More ]

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