Richard Matheson

In 2008 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 is best known as the author of ''I Am Legend'', a 1954 science fiction horror novel that has been adapted for the screen three times. Matheson himself was co-writer of the first film version, ''The Last Man on Earth'', starring Vincent Price, which was released in 1964. The other two adaptations were ''The Omega Man,'' starring Charlton Heston, and ''I Am Legend'' with Will Smith. Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of ''The Twilight Zone'', including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel", as well as several adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories for Roger Corman and American International Pictures – ''House of Usher'', ''The Pit and the Pendulum'', ''Tales of Terror'' and ''The Raven''. He adapted his 1971 short story "Duel" as a screenplay directed by Steven Spielberg for the television film ''Duel'' that year.

In addition to ''I Am Legend'' and ''Duel'', nine more of his novels and short stories have been adapted as motion pictures: ''The Shrinking Man'' (filmed as ''The Incredible Shrinking Man''), ''Hell House'' (filmed as ''The Legend of Hell House''), ''What Dreams May Come'', ''Bid Time Return'' (filmed as ''Somewhere in Time''), ''A Stir of Echoes'', ''Steel'' (filmed as ''Real Steel''), and ''Button, Button'' (filmed as ''The Box''). The movie ''Cold Sweat'' was based on his novel ''Ride the Nightmare'', and ''Les seins de glace'' ("Icy Breasts") was based on his novel ''Someone is Bleeding''. Both ''Steel'' and ''Button, Button'' had previously been episodes of ''The Twilight Zone''. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
    Published 1954
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
    Published 1956
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    Published 1971
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
    Published 1961
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    Published 1993
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
    Published 1979
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
    Published 1994
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
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    by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013
    Published 1954
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