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Morton, Lisa 1958-

Works: 37 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 3,128 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Fiction  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Juvenile works  Paranormal fiction  Horror films  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist
Classifications: GT4965, 394.2646
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Publications about Lisa Morton
Publications by Lisa Morton
Most widely held works by Lisa Morton
Trick or treat : a history of Halloween by Lisa Morton( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
"Halloween has spread around the world, yet its associations with death and the supernatural as well as its inevitable commercialization has made it one of our most puzzling holidays. How did it become what it is today? This book examines the origins and history of Halloween and explores in depth its current global popularity. The author reveals how holidays like the Celtic Samhain and Catholic All Souls' Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, and she shows how the holiday has been reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals are new customs. She takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially Mexico's Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of events such as 9/11 and the global economic recession. It also examines the effect Halloween has had on popular culture through literary works by Washington Irving and Ray Bradbury, films such as John Carpenter's Halloween and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and television series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Simpsons. This book takes us on a journey from the spectacular to the macabre, allowing us to peep behind the mask to see the real past and present of this ever more popular holiday."--Publisher's description
The Halloween encyclopedia by Lisa Morton( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
Offers an alphabetical listing of topics relating to Halloween, including bobbing for apples, mumming, and witches
The cinema of Tsui Hark by Lisa Morton( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
"Production details, comments from the director himself, box office and awards information, and various other particulars are provided for the films. Places in Hong Kong where information on Tsui Hark can be found and places where his films can be found outside of Hong Kong are given."--Jacket
Ghosts : a haunted history by Lisa Morton( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
From that cheerful puff of smoke known as Casper to the hunkiest potter living or dead, Sam Wheat, there is probably no more iconic entity in supernatural history than the ghost. And these are just recent examples. 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 in human history. In this book, Lisa Morton uses her scholarly prowess-more powerful than any proton pack-to wrangle together history's most enduring ghosts into an entertaining and comprehensive look at what otherwise
A Hallowe'en anthology : literary and historical writings over the centuries by Lisa Morton( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
"Works on the history of Halloween, from pre-Christian Celtic myths to early 20th century articles, entries include poems, short stories, sections from 19th and 20th century folklore books, a one-act play, Irish and Scottish folk tales, and the first book on Halloween ever published. Annotations make the original source materials more palatable for modern readers"--Provided by publisher
Savage detours : the life and work of Ann Savage by Lisa Morton( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"The biography covers Ann Savage's abused childhood and her career as a studio contract player, pin-up queen, B movie star, jetsetter and award-winning aviatrix. Included is a full, annotated filmography with release date, credits, cast, synopsis and commentary for each of Savage's films"--Provided by publisher
Witch hunts : a graphic history of the burning times by Rocky Wood( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
""The graphic novel digs deeper into the issues with graphics and dialogue that bring the witch-hunts to life"--Digital Journal"--Provided by publisher
Zombie apocalypse! by Lisa Morton( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
In this spin-off novel set within the Zombie Apocalypse, the zombies? intelligence has increased and they have formed themselves into a society and an army. While New York and Los Angeles have fallen to the walking dead, Washington D.C. is still holding out, but time is running out for the battalions defending Capitol Hill!
Netherworld by Lisa Morton( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
In nineteenth-century Victorian England, a young widow finds that she has inherited more than her late husband's property: The Furnavals serve as the ancestral keepers of supernatural portals scattered around the globe. When demonic entities begin crossing over from the Netherworld, Lady Diana realizes that a war is brewing, and she must be the one to confront it. Accompanied by a young Chinese sailor named Yi-kin, her feline guardian Mina, and a mysterious scholar, Stephen, Diana will begin a journey to solve the mystery of her husband's death and prevent the apocalypse
Dark screams by Clive Barker( file )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Once more presenting five dark stories by more of the horror genres best writers and a couple lesser known talents
The glass trap ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A science experiment goes wrong as genetically-engineered ants are on the hunt for humans, trapping a group of people in a skyscraper
The castle of Los Angeles by Lisa Morton( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Theatre director Beth Ortiz is the newest resident of The Castle, an exclusive Los Angeles artists' community. Anxious actors aren't all Beth has to worry about in her new space, however, for The Castle has a secret history of madness and murder, and a celebrity artist who develops a strange fixation on Beth ... And The Castle also happens to be haunted ... By some particularly uneasy spirits ... "As unique as a fingerprint"--Dennis Etchison
After death : [an anthology of dark and speculative fiction stories examining what may occur after we die] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Summer's end : a Halloween novella by Lisa Morton( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"When Lisa Morton, author of The Halloween Encyclopedia, is called in to consult on the recent discovery of a fifteen-hundred-year-old Celtic manuscript, she's at first excited about the light this monumental find might shed on Samhain, the mysterious Celtic precursor to Halloween ... As October 31st approaches, the border between our realm and one of murder spirits begins to dissolve. Can Lisa survive Halloween night and use her knowledge to set the world right again?"--Cover, p.[4]
Cinema spec : tales of Hollywood and fantasy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"Cinema spec : tales of Hollywood and fantasy views moving pictures in all their forms, real and imaginary, from shadow plays to classic films, from videocassettes to animated tattoos. 32 authors have contributed flash fiction, short stories, and poetry to the anthology, transporting us back to a time when flames flickered and paintings waltzed on cave walls, and forward to possible futures when the heavens themselves might serve as vidscreens. Along the way, we make multiple stops in Hollywood, the one we know and the one that could never exist, from 30s noir to extraterrestrial infiltration, from a magical 'gangland' to destruction after 'the big one.' Come join us in the dark"--Page 4 of cover
Midnight walk : fourteen original tales of terror and suspense ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Smog by Lisa Morton( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The DoubleDown series continues with two novellas that cast mid-twentieth-century America in a dark light. In Smog, tomboy Joey thinks she's got the perfect life: It's 1965 and she lives in an idyllic Southern California suburb where everyone works for the aerospace industry. But when something goes wrong with a rocket test, the smog thickens and the teenagers change into rampaging killers. Can Joey survive long enough to escape the neighborhood before she joins their ranks? Joey Third will gamble on anything, but the old suitcase he wins at a baggage auction turns out to be a bad bet. Inside is a record player, and the song it repeats lures the listener to surrender to its mysterious voice. Charlie Stewart senses the music's intent, but can he find a way to turn it off forever, or will the cursed song possess the souls of all who listen?
Hell Manor by Lisa Morton( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jack Lichtner is the genius behind Hell Manor, America's most successful Halloween haunted house. Mazes, scare zones, live actors, special effects, crazy gore. Hell Manor's got it all. But Jack gets in over his head when he hires Maeve, a mysterious woman with a penchant for bloody magic and murderous kin who want her back. This Halloween, Jack must use all his powers of illusion to fight off the real magic of the ancient tricksters who have invaded Hell Manor
The samhanach by Lisa Morton( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
On a Halloween night 300 years ago, something rose out of a Scottish bog to curse the McCafferty clan. Now, in 2010, single mother Merran McCafferty finds her suburban Halloween celebrations torn apart by the arrival of the Samhanach, an ancient trickster demon. When the Samhanach tries to steal Merran's young daughter, Merran is forced to put aside reason and accept that magic is real
Lucid dreaming by Lisa Morton( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
One day Spike is shocked to find her cell door open and so she ventures out, only to find the walls smeared with blood and the staff missing or dead. She escapes and ventures into a world that's been driven mad by waking nightmares, where she's now the sanest person alive. Searching for answers, Spike embarks on a road trip that will lead her from Beverly Hills to a nightmarish Texas compound
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Alternative Names
Lisa Morton Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster
Lisa Morton écrivaine américaine
Lisa Morton escritora estadounidense
Лиза Мортон
لیزا مورتون
モートン, リサ
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