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Publication Order of Audrey Rose Books

Audrey Rose (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Love of Audrey Rose (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Oktoberfest (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Entity (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Trial (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golgotha Falls (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Funeral March Of The Marionettes (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Swift Death to Critics (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Frank De Felitta
Author Frank De Felitta was born on August 3, 1921 in The Bronx, New York City. During World War Two, he served as a pilot, and in 1945 he returned to New York, where he started writing scripts.

His first effort, for “The Whistler”, the weekly radio program and popular thriller series, earned him $350 and started his writing career. He continued writing radio scripts before turning to TV, in which he was successful as a director, writer, and producer, winning Emmy nominations in 1963 and 1968 for his documentaries as well as a Peabody Award and many Writers Guild nominations.

“The Entity” began with a documentary he wrote, titled “The Stately Ghosts of England”, which boasted three whole mansions with ghosts in them, both heard and seen by a large amount of witnesses. Two young men, who were teaching assistants of Thelma Moss (head of the Parapsychology Department at UCLA), came and saw him. They told him about this case they were following about a woman that claimed she was raped almost nightly by this large ghost. When he quit laughing, they invited him to meet with her, claiming she was the real deal, and they, as serious parapsychologists, believed her story.

When Frank met her, she seemed pretty serous, however the story she told was, to him at least, beyond belief, so he left. One week later they cornered him again, and invited him to this séance in her home that same night where they were certain they could make a believer in him. It was too tough to resist. Along with one of his own friends, Frank went to the séance, expecting nothing more than a misspent evening. Arriving, he was stunned to find her tiny bedroom crowded with people, some were parapsychologists from other universities, and a group of English scientists. Thelma Moss was also there.

It was up to the woman to produce her seducer. She screamed at it, sorely hoping to be rid of it. A series of fireballs shot around the room. Then a fuzzy and cloudy form started manifesting itself to those assembled, with the form vacillating between visages sometimes bestial, sometimes beautiful, folding one into another in rapid motion, extinguishing itself finally in a loud POP.

By the early part of the seventies, he was working on film scripts, including two that he wrote with Max Ehrlich, “The Edict” (1971) and “The Savage is Loose” (1974). “The Edict” was released under the name of “Z.P.G.” (released in 1972), and both it and “The Savage is Loose” were published as novels by Ehrlich.

“Audrey Rose” was adapted into a successful movie starring Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, and John Beck, with a script written by Frank. He also adapted his novel “The Entity” into a movie starring Barbara Hershey and directed by Sidney J. Furie.

He also directed “Dark Night of the Scarecrow” (1981), a made-for-tv horror movie, and “Scissors”, a movie starring Sharon Stone.

Frank briefly experimented with song writing, with one of his songs appearing in “Two Family House”, his son Raymond De Felitta’s movie.

He died at the age of 94 on April 1, 2016 of natural causes in Los Angeles, California.

“Audrey Rose” is the first novel in the “Audrey Rose” series and was released in 1975. Elliot Hoover loses his wife and daughter, Audrey Rose, in a fiery car crash, his entire world explodes. In order to heal his mental anguish and claim a bit of peace for himself, he visits this psychic that tells him that his daughter’s been reincarnated into a young girl that lives in New York City, named Ivy Templeton.

He’s desperate to reclaim anything from his daughter’s own past, so he goes searching for Ivy, just to learn that the unbelievable is actually stunningly true: his daughter has returned.

Now, in an effort to save her life, Elliot must choose between these two terrifying possibilities: leaving his daughter’s soul in torment, or taking the life of this young girl in whom she lives now.

Frank claimed that the inspiration for this novel came from his son’s piano playing talents and the subsequent visit from an occultist. This occultist suggested that the child may be remembering a past life.

“The Entity” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 1978. Carlotta Moran, a young single mom with three kids, has her life suddenly turned on end once she starts getting attacked in her bed every night, getting violated by this serial rapist. Attempts are made by this brutal unseen force and it terrorizes her kids, however the worst part is that nobody will believe her.

Among the skeptics is Dr. Sneidermann (a psychiatrist), who just believes she is psychotic, both a danger to herself and her kids that should be committed. However two graduate students in parapsychology have got another theory: that she’s actually being tormented by this powerful entity from beyond our own reality, outside of time and space.

The tension builds to an electrifying conclusion, and the truth might be much more frightening than any one of them ever imagined.

Based on documented real-life events which happened to a California woman in the year 1974, this disturbing and provocative novel is a classic of occult literature. It was a worldwide bestseller, like Frank’s “Audrey Rose”.

“Golgotha Falls” is a stand alone novel and was released in 1984. Golgotha Falls lies in a blighted and desolate valley in Northern Massachusetts where, back in 1919, Father Bernard K. Lovell (priest of the Church of the Eternal Sorrows) fell prey to despair and isolation and he entered into a dark night of necrophilia, madness, and suicide.

Then in 1978, this Jesuit priest got sent off to reconsecrate the church however he found himself being seized in the foul grip of bestiality. Now a saintly priest, Father Malcolm, has shown up to do battle with the forces of Satan which possess this church, as two brilliant scientists of the paranormal from Harvard University have traveled to the site in order to investigate a whole century’s worth of strange happenings.

But none of them are ready for what they’ll encounter: an evil that dates back all the way to the dawn of time which could bring about the end of days.

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