At the turn of the nineteenth century, a group of friends listen to the adventures of a man who claims to be the world's first time traveler. His story begins in the year 802,701. Earth is inhabited by the Eloi, descendants of men, who live in harmony, spending their time playing and eating fruit in an immense Garden of Eden. But beneath this paradise lies a terrible secret, for another species dwells in the depths of the earth: the Morlocks. These red-eyed, apish creatures thrive in darkness, and every night they rise to the surface to kidnap and feed on the Eloi.