The Faust Syndrome

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Jaysen True Blood

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A Stranger takes a trip to Hell to speak with Sam, who recounts a story that is too good to be true. A deal with the devil ends with a man's damnation...or does it? The story of a tortured soul where not everything is what it seems.



Short Summary

A stranger descends into Hell to interview Sam, the most evil person known to man, who is crucified upside down on a cross and covered by ravens representing his every sin.

In a cruel twist, it is revealed that the crimes that Sam describes in his narration never happened and that Sam is in a mental hospital, dying.


Hell/everytown, USA/Washington DC/world

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Tragedy,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Nudity,Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Sam

Age: 21-35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Greedy,Power Hungry,Crazy,Narcisstic,Aggressive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Belial

Age: ageless

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Manipulative,Villainous,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Frankie

Age: 20s

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Aspiring,Charming,Empathetic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Susan

Age: 20s

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Selfless,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Sexy

Development Pitch

"The Faust Syndrome" is a retelling of Marlowe's "Faustus" but with a twist at the end. Told as if the main character is in Hell paying for his many crimes, the audience is taken on a dark, almost Lovecraftian, journey into the very heart of evil. But is his horrifying story all it is cracked up to be? Or is it just one man's inner battle for his own soul? The story is driven by three characters: Sam, his girlfriend Susan, Frankie. As the story progresses, the supporting cast grows. the story ends with a twist that makes you question whether or not Sam's narrative, his confession, is true or not.

About The Author

Jaysen True Blood is the pseudonym used by Jason O'Hara. Jason has been writing for over thirty years. in 2004, he did a short stint as a serial fiction writer for an online magazine. In 2007, he published his first book, a collection of short stories. from 2007-present, he has written and published over thirty books spanning all genres. "The Faust Syndrome" was his first attempt at writing horror.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self published

Year Published: originally published in 2014

Hard Copy Available