Lisa Morton

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

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THE CINEMA OF TSUI HARK

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The Cinema of Tsui Hark, published by McFarland and Co. publishers in fall of 2001 (reissued in 2009 in trade paperback). A complete critical overview of the works of the ultimate Hong Kong auteur, emphasizing such seminal films as Peking Opera Blues, Once Upon a Time in China and A Chinese Ghost Story. Includes extensive  [ Read More ]

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THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA

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The Halloween Encyclopedia, published by McFarland in Fall 2003; second edition published in 2011. The concept of Halloween as a holiday and cultural phenomenon worthy of serious study is only a few decades old, and only since the mid–1980s have scholars started to accept that Halloween’s place in modern society (especially in American society) goes  [ Read More ]

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A Hallowe’en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings Over the Centuries, published by McFarland and Co. in Spring 2008. This unique anthology gathers together some of the most intriguing and useful works on the history of Halloween. Ranging from pre–Christian Celtic myths to early 20th century articles, the book’s 27 entries include poems, short stories, sections  [ Read More ]

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Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage, published by McFarland in March 2010. This is the first book-length study of the career and life of Ann Savage, whose performance in Detour earned her a place in Time Magazine’s list of the top 10 greatest movie villains. The biography covers her abused childhood and  [ Read More ]

Categories: Film Bios