Facility 47 - A Novel Thesis

(2012). Facility 47 - A Novel . 10.25148/etd.FI12050208

thesis or dissertation chair


  • Elens, James N


  • FACILITY 47 is a psychological horror novel set in Germany just after the end of World War II. The novel is written in a naturalistic style that seeks to ground paranormal genre elements in a believable world. The story follows a group of Americans, led by Michael Powell, as they seek out and become trapped within an abandoned Nazi research facility in the Harz Mountains that contains a very dangerous secret; an unknown force capable of controlling people‚Äôs actions and forcing them to destroy themselves. FACILITY 47 focuses on a character driven by greed, moral outrage at dubious American postwar policy, and a desire to create a world for himself where he is in control. In the end of the novel, Michael learns that the obsessive quest for control can have catastrophic consequences, but this discovery is made too late to save himself or his friends from the mysterious power inside the facility.

publication date

  • March 7, 2012


  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction
  • Historical
  • Horror
  • Novel
  • Science Fiction

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