In this week’s addition to the Campfire Classic Collection, the father of Science-Fiction takes a turn toward the terrifying. H.G. Wells tries his adept hand at the world of Gothic Horror with fantastic results. Originally published in 1896 in Idler Magazine, this story centers around a scientifically but open minded man who is attempting to confirm or debunk the presence of paranormal entities in “the red room” of the enormous Lorraine Castle. Expertly crafted twists and turns will lead you all ways but to the truth as he shirks off the warnings of the Castle’s aged custodians and possibly his own better angels and ascends to the dreaded Red Room.

H.G. Wells’ best known works are The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898) and the military science fiction The War in the Air (1907). Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 

Join the conversation on social media at 




Special Thanks:

Gregg Martin for music contributions! Go follow him on Instagram at 

Elias Armao for graphic design! Go follow him on Instagram at

About the Author
Hosts Ryan and Jordan deliver terrifying tales of the paranormal and break them down for your listening pleasure.