Unpleasant Dreams

Unpleasant Dreams

Chilling stories told by Cassandra Harold. Season 3 brings a format change with classic frightening fiction as the focus. Prior topics include strange and anomalous phenomena, mind benders, head scratchers and mysterious true crime cases.

Episodes

February 14, 2024 17 mins

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's the perfect story for a day dedicated to our hearts.

It's The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoy!

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Join Cassandra on a journey to the mysterious Goblin Market on this edition of Unpleasant Dreams!

This classic was written by Christina Rossetti and released in 1862.

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The Yellow Wallpaper is a horror tale from 1892 which details a woman's decent into madness. Yet, it is much more and is considered a classic of feminist literature.

The author is Charlotte Perkins Gilman and you can find the full text at Project Gutenberg.

Your narrator is Cassandra Harold.

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December 18, 2023 193 mins

A Christmas Carol is perhaps the most loved classic holiday story of all time. Cassandra shares her narration of the full version of Ebenezer Scrooge's tale by Charles Dickens.

This episode includes the complete story.

Enjoy this super sized Christmas edition of Unpleasant Dreams.

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us Every One!

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Cassandra shares the conclusion of the terrifying tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

You can find the classic original, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, at this link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/43/43-h/43-h.htm#chap02

Thank you for listening and please tell your friends who love classic horror!

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For this special Halloween edition, Cassandra shares the terrifying tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

This is part one. 

You can find the classic original, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, at this link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/43/43-h/43-h.htm#chap02

Thank you for listening and please tell your friends who love classic horror!

Happy Halloween!

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October 13, 2023 29 mins

We delve into the conclusion of Robert W. Chambers’ “The Mask,” a tale that intertwines love, art, and the audacity of human ambition. What happens when an artist’s quest for eternal beauty crosses the unforgiving lines of mortality?

Join us as we explore a story that ventures beyond the surface, examining the emotional and psychological toll of capturing perfection—at a price. Your narrator is Cassandra Harold.

You can find the or...

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We delve into Robert W. Chambers' "The Mask," a tale that intertwines love, art, and the audacity of human ambition. What happens when an artist's quest for eternal beauty crosses the unforgiving lines of mortality?

Join us as we explore a story that ventures beyond the surface, examining the emotional and psychological toll of capturing perfection—at a price. Your narrator is Cassandra Harold.

You can find the original text of thi...

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A terrifying tale of a lost soul on the sea crying for any help he can find for himself and his doomed wife.

Cassandra Harold narrates the classic short story, "A Voice In The Night" by William Hope Hodgson.

Please share this episode with your friends who love classic horror!

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July 12, 2023 20 mins

Classmates exchange mysterious tales about their "ordinary" Latin teacher. Their banter spirals into a gripping saga of ghostly encounters, where reality blurs with the realm of the unknown.

Cassandra Harold reads this classic tale, A School Story by M.R. James on this edition of Unpleasant Dreams.

You can find the short story here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9629

Here's wishing you pleasant dreams!!!

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Ever get an offer too good too be true? That's the terrifying predicament of our subject on this week's Unpleasant Dreams.

Cassandra Harold narrates this classic short horror story.

Source of A Suspicious Gift by Algernon Blackwood: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14471

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A man finds himself haunted by an unseen, malevolent force. Will he overcome it, will it drive him mad, or worse?

Cassandra Harold narrates this classic Ambrose Bierce short horror story.

Source of The Damned Thing: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23172/23172-h/23172-h.htm

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A man gets a most unwelcome visitor late at night!

Cassandra Harold is your narrator.

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A writer becomes fascinated by a mysterious Count and his manor.

This episode is part one. Tune in next week for part two!

Cassandra Harold is your narrator.

You can find COUNT MAGNUS at The Gutenberg Project: https://gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8486/pg8486-images.html#chap06

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Cassandra narrates the Edgar Allan Poe classic, The Fall of the House of Usher.

This episode is part two! You can find part one HERE.

Cassandra Harold is your narrator.

You can find The Fall of the House of Usher at Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/932

Follow Cassandra’s new Instagram here: https://instagram.com/unpleasant_dreams_podcast

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Cassandra narrates the Edgar Allan Poe classic, The Fall of the House of Usher.

This episode is part one. Tune in next week for part two!

Cassandra Harold is your narrator.

You can find The Fall of the House of Usher at Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/932

Follow Cassandra’s new Instagram here: https://instagram.com/unpleasant_dreams_podcast

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February 15, 2023 12 mins

A man experiences the “strangest day of his life” and we are witnesses to this tale worthy of The Twilight Zone. The heat can do strange things…

August Heat was written by W. F. Harvey in 1910. You can find the text at Project Gutenberg Australia here: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605761.txt

Cassandra Harold is your narrator.

Follow Cassandra’s new Instagram here: https://instagram.com/unpleasant_dreams_podcast

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An American couple comes to England hoping to find a haunted manor. Did they find it? Listen to the conclusion of this spine tingling tale to find out!

Written by Edith Wharton in 1910. Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/306/306-h/306-h.htm

Cassandra Harold is your narrator.

Follow Cassandra's new Instagram here: https://instagram.com/unpleasant_dreams_podcast

Thanks for listening and please share the show with your friends!

A...

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An American couple comes to England hoping to find a haunted manor. Did they find it? Listen to this episode of Unpleasant Dreams to find out!

Written by Edith Wharton in 1910.

Cassandra Harold is your narrator.

Follow Cassandra’s new Instagram here: https://instagram.com/unpleasant_dreams_podcast

Thanks for listening and please share the show with your friends!

And...may all your dreams be pleasant!

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