Blackwater: A Gothic Horror

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DRAMA GOTHIC HORROR MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER

1980s & '90s

Paul McParland

Logline

A chilling ghost story from 1980’s New England. James has lost his job as a hotshot Boston attorney and his idyllic marriage to Karen is on the rocks. In an attempt at rekindling their former life, the couple relocate with their children to the small town of Blackwater, Vermont and a grand Victorian Manor. But the house has a history and a terrible secret. A deathly menace lies in wait inside Blackwater House...

Genre

Drama, Gothic, Horror, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Vermont

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

A couple are forced to uproot their lives in Boston when the husband loses his job as a lawyer. After much searching, he buys a former practice in a small Vermont town. The house they buy in the town is revealed to have a disturbing history; a history that threatens to repeat itself.

Ending Description

Karen, the main character and matriarch of the family, must rescue her children from the evil spirit in the house. She digs them out of its floors, gets them to safety, and burns the house down in an attempt to purge the evil from the town of Blackwater.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

,Marital issues resolved

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Karen Dawson

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Sexy, Beautiful, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Faithful, Funny, Decisive, Desperate, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: James Dawson

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Insecure, Aggressive, Confident, Desperate, Educated, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Secretive

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Logline

A chilling ghost story from 1980’s New England. James has lost his job as a hotshot Boston attorney and his idyllic marriage to Karen is on the rocks. In an attempt at rekindling their former life, the couple relocate with their children to the small town of Blackwater, Vermont and a grand Victorian Manor. But the house has a history and a terrible secret. A deathly menace lies in wait inside Blackwater House...

Short Summary

A couple are forced to uproot their lives in Boston when the husband loses his job as a lawyer. After much searching, he buys a former practice in a small Vermont town. The house they buy in the town is revealed to have a disturbing history; a history that threatens to repeat itself.


Karen, the main character and matriarch of the family, must rescue her children from the evil spirit in the house. She digs them out of its floors, gets them to safety, and burns the house down in an attempt to purge the evil from the town of Blackwater.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Karen Dawson

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Sexy, Beautiful, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Faithful, Funny, Decisive, Desperate, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: James Dawson

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Insecure, Aggressive, Confident, Desperate, Educated, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Secretive

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