The Fury (novel)

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This article is about the John Farris novel. For other novels with similar titles, see Fury (disambiguation).

The Fury is a thriller/horror novel by John Farris. The novel was published in 1976 and became a feature film in 1978 starring Kirk Douglas and Amy Irving.

Plot summary[edit]

Gillian Bellaver is a teenage girl who has psychic powers such as telepathy and telekinesis. But though she is trying to reject the fact that she is clairvoyant, she soon finds out that a boy her age, Robin Sandza, is kidnapped. With her powers, she helps Robin's father Peter Sandza find Robin.

Gillian and Peter find Robin, who is revealed to also be psychic, but both father and son are killed. Gillian wakes to find that she too has been kidnapped, her kidnapper Childermass (who is revealed to be her father) has her alone in a room. She grabs a winter coat and drowns him mercilessly in revenge for his role in the death of Peter and Robin.


Main article: The Fury (1978 film)

A film adaptation of the novel was released in 1978. Farris wrote the screenplay, Brian De Palma directed and Kirk Douglas and Amy Irving starred.

In April 2008 a remake of the film was announced by Fox 2000, to be written by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman.[1] Farris stated that he would not be involved in the project.[2] Since then, there has been no further news on the project.


Farris has written three sequels to the novel:

  • The Fury and the Terror (2001)
  • The Fury and the Power (2003)
  • Avenging Fury (2008)


  1. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (23 April 2008). "Fox 2000 revives De Palma's 'Fury'". Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Turek, Ryan (19 May 2008). "EXCL: John Farris Talks The Fury Remake". Retrieved 19 March 2016.