Other submissions by Alan Fleet:
If you want to read their other submissions, please click the links.
Team Bella and the Mystery of the Lost River (Childrens Chapter Books, Book Award 2023)
Overdene (Paranormal & Supernatural, Screenplay Award 2023)
Woollyback (Drama, Screenplay Award 2023)
Crow Fair (Horror, Screenplay Award 2023)
Screenplay Award Sub-Category
Award Category
Golden Writer
Logline or Premise
Psychic experts must solve a Victorian escapology trial using astral projection, unaware that the trial is an elaborate cover to steal a vacant body.
First 10 Pages

Five people have been invited to take part in a paranormal trial set over four days in a secluded castle. They include a street magician, an end-of-career stage psychic, a TV ghost-hunter, a Vegas-style illusionist and a billionaire inventor/paranormal author. All claim to have mastered the art of astral projection.

With a large financial prize for the victor, they have accepted the challenge of the little-known Victorian 5-room trial, reputedly developed by two famous escapologists to expose fake psychics. Only someone with the genuine ability to leave their body at will in order to investigate what each room holds can safely complete the trial and avoid certain death. However, even for the victor awaits defeat, because the whole purpose of the trial is to steal their body while their astral form is away.

The billionaire is not what he seems. Far from being a participant he is a dying man who needs a new body to inhabit, and it is he who has arranged the whole trial. Only one of the participants will complete the trial, but in a thrilling finale the twist is that the victor will thwart the billionaire’s plan and inherit all his wealth.

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