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R.I.P. Richard Matheson

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Too many writing credits for me to list here.

Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He may be known best as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen three times, although five more of his novels have been adapted as major motion pictures: The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), and A Stir of Echoes. Matheson also wrote numerous television episodes of The Twilight Zone for Rod Serling, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel". He later adapted his 1971 short story "Duel" as a screenplay which was promptly directed by a young Steven Spielberg, for the TV movie of the same name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Matheson

And a long article here:

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/06/28/richard-matheson-1926-2013-the-wizard-of-what-if/?hpt=hp_bn18

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Too many writing credits for me to list here.

http://en.wikipedia....ichard_Matheson

And a long article here:

http://entertainment...if/?hpt=hp_bn18

Man I just saw the monster man documentary with him in it... "What dreama may come" is an amazing piece of work!

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Over the years it has been amazing to look up who the author/creator of various works that I have really enjoyed was, and to see his name.

He was the screenwriter of and also had a cameo in one of my favorite movies Somewhere In Time as the man who says "Astonishing!" as he sees Christopher Reeve's character leave the washroom after shaving with a straight razor for the first time... with bits of paper to stop the bleeding all over his face lol...

R.I.P.

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Amazingly talented writer and legendary screenwriter of television, an old school contemporary of the likes of Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Charles Beaumont, William Nolan, etc.

I Am Legend is one of the finest zombie/vampire novels ever written. Hell House scared the bejeevus out of me too.

RIP Matheson. I think the mold was broken with these guys.

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