Wednesday. Poster of the 2022 TV series and cover of the 1938 comic book, The Addams Family
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The Addams Family
Charles Addams, 1938
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Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, 2022-

A coming-of-age supernatural mystery comedy focusing on Wednesday Addams and her years as a high school student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her psychic powers, stop a monstrous killing spree of the town citizens, and solve the supernatural mystery that affected her family 25 years ago—all while navigating her new relationships.


The Ice Storm. Poster of the 1997 movie and cover of the 1994 book
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The Ice Storm
Rick Moody, 1994
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Ang Lee, 1997

The novel takes place over Thanksgiving weekend 1973, during a dangerous ice storm, and centers on two neighboring families, the Hoods and the Williamses, and their difficulties in dealing with the tumultuous political and social climate of the day. The setting is an affluent Connecticut suburb during the height of the sexual revolution.


Sleepy Hollow. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the 1820 book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving, 1820
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Tim Burton, 1999

In 1799, New York City police constable Ichabod Crane is dispatched to the upstate Dutch hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, which has been plagued by a series of brutal decapitations: a wealthy father and son, and a widow. He, Young Masbath and Katrina, venture into the Western Woods, where a crone living in a cave reveals the location of the Horseman’s grave at the Tree of the Dead.


Sleepy Hollow. Poster of the 1999 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Sleepy Hollow
Peter Lerangis, 1999
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Tim Burton, 1999

In 1799, New York City police constable Ichabod Crane is dispatched to the upstate Dutch hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, which has been plagued by a series of brutal decapitations: a wealthy father and son, and a widow. He, Young Masbath and Katrina, venture into the Western Woods, where a crone living in a cave reveals the location of the Horseman’s grave at the Tree of the Dead.


Z: The Beginning of Everything. Poster of the 2015 TV series and cover of the 2013 book, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler, 2013
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Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin, 2015-2017

A biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage-made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time.


The Addams Family. Poster of the 1991 movie and cover of the 1938 comic book
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The Addams Family
Charles Addams, 1938
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Barry Sonnenfeld, 1991

Gomez Addams laments the 25-year absence of his brother Fester, who disappeared after the two had a falling-out. Gomez’s lawyer Tully Alford owes money to loan con artist Abigail Craven, and notices that her adopted son Gordon closely resembles Fester. Tully proposes that Gordon pose as Fester to infiltrate the Addams household and find the hidden vault where they keep their vast riches.


The Addams Family. Poster of the 1991 movie and cover of the book novelization
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The Addams Family
Elizabeth Faucher, 1991
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Barry Sonnenfeld, 1991

Gomez Addams laments the 25-year absence of his brother Fester, who disappeared after the two had a falling-out. Gomez’s lawyer Tully Alford owes money to loan con artist Abigail Craven, and notices that her adopted son Gordon closely resembles Fester. Tully proposes that Gordon pose as Fester to infiltrate the Addams household and find the hidden vault where they keep their vast riches.


Addams Family Values. Poster of the 1993 movie and cover of the 1938 comic book, The Addams Family
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The Addams Family
Charles Addams, 1938
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Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993

Gomez and Morticia Addams hire a nanny named Debbie Jellinsky to take care of their newborn son Pubert after his older siblings Wednesday and Pugsley’s failed attempts to murder him. Frustrated, Debbie forces him to cut ties with his family; when they try to visit Fester and Debbie at their home, they’re removed from the premises.


Prozac Nation. Poster of the 2001 movie and cover of the 1994 book
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Prozac Nation
Elizabeth Wurtzel, 1994
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Erik Skjoldbjærg, 2001

Elizabeth Lizzie Wurtzel is a 19-year-old accepted into Harvard with a scholarship in journalism. She begins a relationship with another student, Rafe, but after travelling to his home in Texas and discovering that his sister has an intellectual disability, Lizzie accuses Rafe of being’a creepy voyeur’ who gets off on witnessing the pain of others.


Casper. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the 1939 book, Casper The Friendly Ghost
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Casper The Friendly Ghost
Seymour Reit, Joe Oriolo, 1939
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Brad Silberling, 1995

In Friendship, Maine following the death of her father, neurotic and spoiled heiress Carrigan Crittenden discovers she has only been left Whipstaff Manor in his will while his vast wealth has gone to several charities. A lonely Casper watches a news report about paranormal therapist James Harvey and is instantly smitten with his teenage daughter, Kat, prompting Casper to inspire Carrigan in summoning Dr. Harvey to Whipstaff.


Casper. Poster of the 1995 movie and cover of the book novelization
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Casper: Junior Novelization
Lisa Rojany Buccieri, 1995
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Brad Silberling, 1995

In Friendship, Maine following the death of her father, neurotic and spoiled heiress Carrigan Crittenden discovers she has only been left Whipstaff Manor in his will while his vast wealth has gone to several charities. A lonely Casper watches a news report about paranormal therapist James Harvey and is instantly smitten with his teenage daughter, Kat, prompting Casper to inspire Carrigan in summoning Dr. Harvey to Whipstaff.


Speed Racer. Poster of the 2008 movie and cover of the 1966 comic book, Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go
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Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go
Tatsuo Yoshida, 1966
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Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, 2008

Speed Racer is an 18-year-old whose life and love has always been automobile racing. Racer Taejo Togokahn supposedly has evidence that could indict Royalton but will only offer it up if Speed and the mysterious masked Racer X agree to race on his team, which could also substantially raise the stock price of his family’s racing business, blocking a Royalton-arranged buyout.