THE EVIL INSIDE

Book Cover

HORROR SUSPENSE / THRILLER

2000s

Philip Taffs

Logline

Australian advertising creative, Guy Russell, moves with his family to a spooky hotel in Manhattan - and becomes convinced that Callum, his 3yo son, has become possessed by a dead foetus that Guy and his wife had to terminate.

Genre

Horror, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Manhattan. Upper West Side.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: quercus uk

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

On 31 December 1999, Australian advertising creative Guy Russell arrives in New York along with his fragile wife and their young son, Callum. A painful tragedy has led them to swap Melbourne for Manhattan, and seek a fresh start.

Ending Description

Guy believes that Callum has become possessed by a dark force that wishes him ill. And as Guy grapples with whether the evil tormenting him is in his surroundings, his son, or his own mind, he pushes himself ever closer to the edge.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Guy Russell

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Mia Russell

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Callum Russell

Age: 3

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Additional Character Details

Name: Esmerelda

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role:

Key Traits: Empathetic

Logline

Australian advertising creative, Guy Russell, moves with his family to a spooky hotel in Manhattan - and becomes convinced that Callum, his 3yo son, has become possessed by a dead foetus that Guy and his wife had to terminate.

Short Summary

On 31 December 1999, Australian advertising creative Guy Russell arrives in New York along with his fragile wife and their young son, Callum. A painful tragedy has led them to swap Melbourne for Manhattan, and seek a fresh start.


Guy believes that Callum has become possessed by a dark force that wishes him ill. And as Guy grapples with whether the evil tormenting him is in his surroundings, his son, or his own mind, he pushes himself ever closer to the edge.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Guy Russell

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Character 1

Name: Mia Russell

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate

Character 2

Name: Callum Russell

Age: 3

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Character 3

Name: Esmerelda

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role:

Key Traits: Empathetic

Supplemental Materials