Lisa Morton

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

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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

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the Halloween Book Festival Grand Prize. Now available in a smaller, more affordable paperback! 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 ones watch scary movies and go on  [ Read More ]

Categories: Halloween


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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 ]

Categories: Film


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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 ]

Categories: Halloween