Lisa Morton

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

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(Written on 5/29/19, one day after the passing of Dennis) Where to begin when it comes to Dennis Etchison… How about this: I owe my writing career to him. Here’s how that came about: back in the early ‘80s, when I was living in L.A. as a young (very young!) would-be screenwriter, I dated someone  [ Read More ]

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“Election Day”

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(This piece was written specifically to be read aloud at an event happening on the evening of November 7th at the Bearded Lady Mystic Museum in Burbank. Because that’s the day after the midterm elections – and because I know, whichever way they go, that they’ll still be on everyone’s mind – I wanted to  [ Read More ]

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My first yard haunt

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After 28 years in a second-story apartment, I moved into a house again in January of 2015. Does it sound crazy to say that we immediately began to imagine our first yard haunt? If you know my love of yard haunts, then it probably doesn’t sound totally whack. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen in October 2015  [ Read More ]

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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 ]