Lisa Morton

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


Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and prose writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, the author of four novels and over 150 short stories, and a world-class Halloween and paranormal expert. Her latest releases include Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances and Haunted Tales: Classic Stories of Ghosts and the Supernatural (co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger). Recent short stories appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, and Classic Monsters Unleashed. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and online at

Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances

From Reaktion Books and the University of Chicago Press. Illustrated and now in paperback!

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Halloween Beyond

Includes my novella "Halloween Beyond - the Talking-Board," along with new novellas by Kate Maruyama and Lucy A. Snyder.

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The Art of the Zombie Movie

Coming October 1, 2023 from Applause Books. Foreword by John A. Russo; afterword by Daniel Kraus.

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