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Halloween nation : behind the scenes of America's fright night

Author: Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Publisher: Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub. Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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America's leading authority on Halloween presents interviews with spooky rock groups, amateur vampires, haunted house creators, champion pumpkin carvers, and more, all in the quest of explaining the nation's unique love affair with this holiday. The collection of essays and interviews explores the pop culture phenomenon that is Halloween, and why we celebrate it the way we do today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
ISBN: 9781589806801 1589806808
OCLC Number: 652743560
Awards: Short-listed for Bram Stoker Awards (Nonfiction) 2011
Description: 248 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What does Halloween celebrate? --
Ghosts --
Witches --
Pumpkin obsessions --
Dead man rising --
Caution : for halloween wonks only! --
Kindred spirits --
Terrortainment --
Bats, tats, twirlers, and thrashers --
Trick and/or treat?
Responsibility: Lesley Pratt Bannatyne.

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America's leading authority on Halloween presents interviews with spooky rock groups, amateur vampires, haunted house creators, champion pumpkin carvers, and more, all in the quest of explaining the nation's unique love affair with this holiday. The collection of essays and interviews explores the pop culture phenomenon that is Halloween, and why we celebrate it the way we do today.

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