Jonah Thomas is an odd man. He's a man on a mission. He's a man escaping. Unbeknownst to him, he's about to enter a fate potentially far worse than that he leaves behind. Driving through the stormy and lonely countryside, everything starts going wrong. The car radio in his stolen '78 Impala starts going in and out...the only station available is a country preacher screaming the "hell fire and brimstone " sermons of his youth. It doesn't matter where he puts the dial, the man with the froggy voice is there...committing him to a fate of fire.
Escaping the storm, he finds an abandoned home on a long drive to the right. He reluctantly gets out. The storm surely more menacing than what could be in this house that is surrounded by a depressing array of relics from decades past. Peter enters and is about to take a journey he has not ever anticipated.
While the storm rages on, Jonah finds some necessary items clearly left by someone many years ago. An oil lamp...matches...canned items. With trembling hands, he lights the lamp. Happy to have the company, he lifts the lamp to illuminate the room which has been getting darker by the minute. He smiles. His eyes adjust. The lamp makes visible what has heretofore been darkened...Written all over the walls are notes...chicken scratch really...has someone gone mad who once occupied these rooms? This is but the first discovery of Jonah's chosen "sanctuary" and the beginning of his journey...a journey of good and evil...of redemption and condemnation....of life or death.
Like Dante's Divine Comedy, Sanctuary opens doors to the psyche of man and the spirit world surrounding us.