Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night

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“After reading this book, I’ve added about thirty things to this year’s ‘Halloween to-do list’! Halloween Nation is the perfect source for hundreds of different ways to celebrate our favorite holiday!” —Richard Christy, writer/producer, The Howard Stern Show, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio “A sophisticated yet playful celebration of all things macabre, morbid, and marvelous . . . Bannatyne makes a great case for celebrating Halloween everyday, all year long. . . . It’s an energetic, thorough, and breathless salute to everyone’s favorite horror holiday.” —Chris Alexander, editor in chief, Fangoria magazine Halloween is not just for children anymore. On a mission to define the modern Halloween, expert Lesley Pratt Bannatyne delves into the world of enthusiasts, fanatics, and subcultures including Goth, metal, and zombie. In a series of investigative interviews, people from all walks of life reveal their devotion to this fall celebration as Bannatyne crafts a portrait of a wildly popular and surprisingly meaningful twenty-first-century Halloween.
ISBN: 9781455625482
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Haunted America
Images: 89
Pages: 248
Dimensions: 8 (w) x 9.25 (h)
As one of the leading authorities on Halloween, Lesley Pratt Bannatyne contributed the Halloween article found in World Book Encyclopedia and is Halloween advisor to the Vampire Empire. She has shared her knowledge of the holiday on television specials for Nickelodeon and the History Channel. Bannatyne is also the author of A Halloween How-To: Costumes, Parties, Decorations, and Destinations; A Halloween Reader: Poems, Stories, and Plays from Halloweens Past; Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History; and Witches’ Night Before Halloween, all available from Pelican. She resides in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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