Lisa Morton

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

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The fiction of Halloween

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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 ]

ADVENTURES IN THE SCREAM TRADE

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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 ]

Categories: Non-Fiction

GHOSTS: A HAUNTED HISTORY

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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‚Äôs ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every  [ Read More ]

Categories: Folklore, Non-Fiction

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the Halloween Book Festival Grand Prize, Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween is coming in trade paperback for Halloween 2013! Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver  [ Read More ]

Categories: Halloween