Ancient Images Author:Ramsey Campbell Campbell focuses his nightmarish vision on a long forgotten 1930's Boris Karloff/ Bela Lugosi film, Tower of Fear. For reasons blurred by history, powerful forces suppressed the film and destroyed the prints. Nobody now living had seen the finished film until film researcher Graham Nolan's 2 year search unearthed the sole surviving print. — Graha... more »m invites colleague Sandy Allen, a film editor at London's Metropolitan Television, to view Tower of Fear, but before the screening, the film disappears and the cycle of death begins.
This is a novel rich in images-- of the land, of the bread of life, of blood. We watch in terror as Sandy gradually uncovers the shocking truth of the psychic violence that a family inflicts on itself and others. And we are drawn ever forward with Sandy as she perceives the inexorable power of a thirsty earth, a thirst that must be quenched. Rejecting her last chance to retreat, sandy must overcome a terrible evil if she is to survive to tell her story.« less