Posted by: Trey | 06/24/2013

Richard Matheson 1926-2013

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(Cross posted from my Tumblr)

I just saw confirmation on Twitter that Richard Matheson passed away. More than simply influential to me, Matheson helped shape virtually all of scifi/horror. I am Legend is THE urban post-apocalypse novel. Hell House is one of the best ghost stories ever. He wrote the two Kolchak the Night Stalker TV movies, Spielberg’s first major film (Duel), adapted Poe for Corman, and on The Twilight Zone gave us all second thoughts about choosing the window seat on a plane.

I can’t say enough about how much Matheson will be missed, but although he is gone his influence on genre literature, TV, & film will be felt for years to come.

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