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Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson was born in 1926. He began publishing SF with his short story 'Born of Man and Woman' in 1950. I Am Legend was published in 1954 and subsequently filmed as The Omega Man (in 1971), starring Charlton Heston, and I Am Legend (in 2007), starring Will Smith. Matheson wrote the script... show more

Richard Matheson was born in 1926. He began publishing SF with his short story 'Born of Man and Woman' in 1950. I Am Legend was published in 1954 and subsequently filmed as The Omega Man (in 1971), starring Charlton Heston, and I Am Legend (in 2007), starring Will Smith. Matheson wrote the script for the film The Incredible Shrinking Man, an adaptation of his second SF novel The Shrinking Man. The film won a Hugo award in 1958. He wrote many screenplays as well as episodes of The Twilight Zone. He continued to write short stories and novels, some of which formed the basis for film scripts, including Duel, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1971. A film of his novel What Dreams May Come was released in 1998, starring Robin Williams. Stephen King has cited Richard Matheson as a creative influence on his work.
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Birth date: February 20, 1926
Died: June 23, 2013
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 3 weeks ago
Whomever it was that had the idea of pairing these two stories was a genius! DUEL from Richard Matheson is a classic horror tale about a man traveling down the highway, being terrorized by a maniac in a semi. This tale was a re-read for me, via audio. (This was also made into a film, directed by S...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 4 weeks ago
I really enjoyed reading this one! I watched the movie starring Kevin Bacon when it came out and I thought it did a great job with updating this source material into modern times. They do keep some of the same elements here and there, though they change the person who was murdered and why. I liked t...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 1 month ago
The reader suspects that Matheson has issues. Big ones. With women and anger, primarily. But, as the Spouse pointed out, the first two thirds of "Legend" are brilliant. Neville teaching himself science in order to figure out the world he now lives in, that's quality stuff. His own obtuseness, howeve...
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness rated it 10 months ago
Richard Matheson was no doubt the master of his chosen craft. This horror novel has what every single horror novel should have in every single chapter of its story. The story itself is quite tense and quite gore, and it does not drag along too much and actually eventually reaches its satisfying and ...
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness rated it 10 months ago
When you think that things could not get much harder for the lead fictional character named Dr. Robert Neville, they actually do get immensely harder for Robert and Robert's suddenly faced with many different challenges that he's got to do and carefully go through to keep the hope of saving the huma...
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