Lisa Morton

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

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  • HAUNTED NIGHTS

    ABOUT HAUNTED NIGHTS Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect ...

  • MALEDICTION

    Malediction, my second novel, was released in print and e-book ...

  • ADVENTURES IN THE...

    Here's the classic tale of the Hollywood struggle filtered through ...

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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Malediction, my second novel, was released in print and e-book by Evil Jester Press in October 2013 and in various e-book formats by Cemetery Dance in September 2016. Malediction is about the cursed history of Los Angeles; a natural healer named Gwen who will have the limits of her abilities tested by May Blanco, a  [ 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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Now available in a signed and limited hardback! 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  [ 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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A few years ago, my frequent editor and friend Stephen Jones gave me one of the best gifts I’ve ever received: the assignment to write a novel that would be a part of his Zombie Apocalypse! series. The series already had two anthologies when I was brought in to write the novel, with a third anthology  [ Read More ]

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After 28 years in a second-story apartment, I moved into a house again in January of 2015. Does it sound crazy to say that we immediately began to imagine our first yard haunt? If you know my love of yard haunts, then it probably doesn’t sound totally whack. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen in October 2015  [ Read More ]

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I’m obviously a big fan of Halloween fiction. At its best, it does more than just capture the seasonal feelings surrounding the beloved festival; it tells us something about ourselves – why we have an autumnal celebration of fear, what in us enjoys that…or even needs it. For a few years – before I became  [ Read More ]

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