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Paranormal fiction

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

575 Main Street, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023spring_traniello_annamaria.pdf
Overview "575 Main Street explores the life of Vincent Hayes as he attempts to start over with his family and escape past abuse. Vincent's journey of self discovery begins at a young age when he learns that he has the ability to see ghosts, an obstacle that overtakes his sanity. The constant paranoia causes Vincent to lash out on the people closest to him resulting in leaving everything behind. Vincent now has nothing and must suffer working for free as a janitor to have a roof over his head. While...
Dates: 2023

American Standard Time, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022spring_burke_peter.pdf
Overview "American Standard Time is a novel that follows three individuals as they begin to fall apart in time. Joe Cleaveland, a disillusioned heir to a pet food fortune, confronts his friend, Keremcan Köroğlu, a misanthrope MIT neuroscientist, about his worsening symptoms, before setting off in search of comfort in the form of his preternaturally determined girlfriend, Ingrid Bell. Over the course of the day, on his own search for answers, Köroğlu alights on a mysterious force at work beneath his...
Dates: 2022

A.S.S. Crawler & Southern Haunt, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_fatima_aizzah.pdf
Overview "A.S.S. Crawler is a half hour comedy set in New York City in 2002. It follows the struggles of Nadia Malik, a queer Muslim female actor, living in post 9/11 America. When a wire transfer sent by her parents from Saudi Arabia gets flagged by the NYPD, Nadia gets picked up for questioning. During the interrogation, Officer Diaz entraps her into working for the NYPD's Arab Secret Surveillance (A.S.S.) Unit to spy on a mosque in Queens. This project is based on real events, and is a commentary...
Dates: 2021

Bayou Whispers, 2019

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Identifier: pf_2019spring_wood_richard.pdf
Overview "Bayou Whispers is a supernatural thriller that tells the story of Jeannine LaRue, the sole survivor of her family after the devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina. In the aftermath of the storm, she is "rescued" and held hostage as a sex slave, finally found and saved months later by sheriff's deputy Curtis Jones. Twelve years after Katrina, Jeannine is a new attorney who returns to New Orleans to save her old friend Curtis Jones—now a local thief and trafficker of stolen goods—after...
Dates: 2019

Blood Incorporated, 2021

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Identifier: pf_2021summer_pruett_tyler.pdf
Overview "This thesis consists of the first act of the novel 'Blood Incorporated,' a science fiction thriller. This story features Cowboy, the protagonist, who discovers himself alone on the tundra, stripped of his memories. He survives the elements to find more danger in the city of Fabula, where emissaries of the villain BA, a master of evil, patrol the streets and try to kill Cowboy. He finds friends to assist on his quest to retrieve his lost memories and connect him with supernatural powers,...
Dates: 2021

Blood Island/Go to Hell, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_krolick_william.pdf
Overview "BLOOD ISLAND is an hour-long horror-comedy pilot that follows a group of reality tv stars on the set of a popular remote island dating show as a masked killer begins picking off the contestants, one by one. Think SCREAM meets BACHELOR IN PARADISE. GO TO HELL is a half-hour comedy pilot that follows a recently deceased workaholic as she navigates a tennis tournament in the underworld in the hopes of winning a second chance at life - all with the help of her new, unlikely companion, a talking...
Dates: 2021

Ceylon, 2020

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Identifier: pf_2020fall_brown_kaleigh.pdf
Overview "High-achieving Manhattan-native Mulan is supposed to go to Princeton. She's not supposed to think about her crazy Aunt Tabitha's suspected suicide. However, it's hard not to, when Tabitha is sending her messages from the other side. The signs seem to lead to Hawthorne College's mysterious summer program in the jungle. The program not only allegedly involves magic, but it's also highly competitive with students sent home every week. If Mulan wants to learn the truth about her aunt, she'll...
Dates: 2020

Death Stalks, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_howe_lilly.pdf
Overview "DEATH STALKS is a feature length film which focuses on a young farmer unraveling her intricate family history while in the midst of being haunted by a Biblical demon. Set in modern times, this modern horror film follows the farmer's investigation into the murders plaguing the town, the intense homophobia surrounding her, and her descent into madness. There are many horror films focused on supernatural beings, but few that focus on the intricacies of human relationships outside of the...
Dates: 2023

Duppy and the Dybbuk, 2019

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Identifier: sw_2019spring_brown_aaron.pdf
Overview "Duppy and the Dybbuk is a romantic comedy about a young mixed race couple whose love is tested by the supernatural opposition of the ghosts of the lovers' grandmothers. The story deals with themes of assimilation, xenophobia, and the fraught nature of cultural inheritance in modern day America. As the grandmother ghosts attempt to break up the young couple, the lovers must figure out what is going on and grow into better versions of themselves, learning not to entirely discard the past in...
Dates: 2019

Hauntings, 2020

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Identifier: pf_2020fall_lane_stephanie.pdf
Overview "Maddie has always been haunted, literally. She can't remember a time when she didn't see the dead. After her sister, June, dies, Maddie returns home to mourn the loss with what little family she has left. Once she arrives, she starts to believe that June's death wasn't suicide or an accident. Her death almost mimics the way their mother died thirteen years previously. Back then, Maddie suspected her father, but now she's not sure who to suspect. The truth has always been an elusive thing...
Dates: 2020

Out of Time, 2022

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Identifier: pf_2022fall_bordelove_emily.pdf
Overview "This young adult murder mystery follows Veda, a time traveler from another realm who was born to lessen the death and destruction caused by humans throughout their history. When her sister is murdered at her graduation ceremony and the leaders make little progress, Veda takes the situation in her own hands to find out who killed her sister and why. While dealing with grief as well as worsening obsessions and compulsions, she, her best friend and crush, Nazem, and her brother, Elijah, travel...
Dates: 2022

Soul Ravenger, 2020

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Identifier: pf_2020fall_senney_jessica.pdf
Overview

"Isaac Waller never had an easy life. When he finds out he's a Soul Ravenger and is expected to collect souls for a man called Death, his life only gets harder as he begins to realize he's not very good at his destiny. After one drastic mistake lands him in Hell, he learns a difficult truth from his childhood. Isaac has to not only discover who he truly is, but also evade the higher power set on destroying his soul." -- Abstract

Dates: 2020

Taking Back Magic, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_heatherington_patricia.pdf
Overview "'Taking Back Magic' is a supernatural drama that uses corrupted witch hunters to examine how far both jealousy and hatred of the misunderstood can go, and that by partnering with the "other" can work through these issues. After learning about a group of witch hunters taking witches' magic for their own personal use, one witch hunter seeks out a witch to help stop them. Magic provides a visual way to tell this story and brings back a reminder of past witch hunts, that have come to mean an...
Dates: 2021

The Angel, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_leon_david.pdf
Overview "THE ANGEL is a feature length horror film intended for theatrical release with a period setting and character-driven story. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the film observes the "angelic" possession of a faded movie star and its twisted effect on her 12-year old daughter. This supernatural story examines the abusive relationship between a daughter and her mother through a grounded, psychological lens. Unlike many other films of it's kind, THE ANGEL attempts to shift the narrative from demons to...
Dates: 2023

The Sharer: A Fantasy, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020fall_dixon_jonathan.pdf
Overview "My thesis consists of the first six chapters a novel, titled The Sharer. The novel is a multi-character narrative spanning two centuries and incorporating historical and fantastic elements. The novel's main protagonist is Elizabeth Packet, a woman who since childhood has possessed a supernatural power of empathy. Elizabeth's story is told through two parallel narratives: one set in California, 1928, describing the final events of her life; the other set in the 1850s, relating her...
Dates: 2020

The View From Monday, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_cortes_marissa.pdf
Overview "Sonnie has been able to see ghosts since she was revived on an operating table at twelve years old. Now at twenty, it's just an everyday part of her life – and why she's always late for her cashier shifts at the local drugstore. She helps ghosts pass on to another plane, all the while hoping to understand what happened to her late brother's ghost. Her coworker Murphy is understanding. He's been dead for the last seven years, courtesy of his ex-girlfriend binding Murphy's spirit to his...
Dates: 2023

Voice of Lavinia, 2020

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Identifier: pf_2020fall_lutzeier_deanna.pdf
Overview "In the summer of 1984, Cate Smith Cruz, a teenage musical prodigy, is on the cusp of her freshman year when a disturbing apparition, Devoid, reappears. The last time she saw this evil spirit was at the age of eight. Cate escapes by writing lyrics and playing the piano, for it transcends time and space. She is driven to harness music's mystical forces to counter the ghost that threatens her sanity and happiness. Yet, the very thing she loves is attracting trouble as her ambition crosses...
Dates: 2020

We Lie With Monsters, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022fall_amaris_alexa.pdf
Overview "This thesis comprises the prologue and first eight chapters of my novel in-progress, We Lie With Monsters. A work of fiction, the thesis blends elements of the paranormal with horror, and focuses on Wren, a young twenty-something who is at a crossroads in their life and comes home after a long period of time away. Once home, they must deal with the death of their estranged mother and all the emotional baggage that begets, as well as the fallout of running away from their past and leaving...
Dates: 2022

When Zombies Appear (Vol. 1 in Meg's Magical Mishaps), 2022

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Identifier: pf_2022fall_hicks_shawna.pdf
Overview "Dark Magic and Magical Creature Enforcement Task Force Detective Meg Madison is up to her elbows in zombies. The gross decaying beings seem to be popping up across the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Area, and Meg, her ghostly partner Vex, and their probationary knave officer Jack can't seem to figure out what or who is making them. Humans are in danger, magical creatures are in danger, and their jobs even seem to be in danger as the race is on to catch the dark magic-wielding culprit before the...
Dates: 2022