Lisa Morton

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

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“An impressive piece of research . . . a must-read for anyone fascinated with Spiritualism.” Alma Katsu, author of The Deep and The Hunger CONTENTS Introduction1 Summoning the Old Spirits2 Early Necromancy3 Darkness Across the Enlightenment and the Romantic Gothic4 The Victorians and Spiritualism; or, the Seance is Born5 Wars and Ouija: Spiritualism in the  [ Read More ]

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 was published by Reaktion Books in 2015. 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 culture  [ Read More ]

Categories: Folklore, Non-Fiction