Monday, May 21, 2012

Autumnforest Crushes: Richard Matheson

Some folks are Stephen King worshippers, others Brian Keene or John Saul. For me, the ultimate is Richard Matheson. What an amazing original mind! Here's just some of his works -

The Incredible Shrinking Man
A Stir of Echoes
I Am Legend
Hell House
Many episodes of Twilight Zone
Hammer Films
Trilogy of Terror
What Dreams May Come
The Thing
The Night Stalker
The Night Strangler

He has done so many scripts, books and short stories, inspiring so many TV shows and movies, that his effects are wide-ranging and so very original and ahead of their times.



    I love that book.

    Hell House was great too.


  2. The novella "I am legend" was waay better than the movie...especially the ending (which explains the reason for the Title). No mention of it in Will Smith's debacle of a performance. I think the cheesy original was more true to the book. Good blog by the way man! Keep working.

  3. Couldn't agree more. I read the I am Legend Chapter once a year every winter to remind me to be thankful. Love these inner perspective posts.

  4. As a fan of Matheson's film and television work, you may find my book RICHARD MATHESON ON SCREEN ( of interest.