Richard Matheson s Monsters

Matthew R. Bradley, Richard Matheson on Screen: A History of the Filmed Works (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010), 7; Christopher M. Moreman, “Dharma of the Living Dead: A Buddhist Meditation on the Zombie,” in Zombies Are Us: Essays on ...

Author: June M. Pulliam

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442260689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This volume chronicles and examines all aspects of the writing career of Richard Matheson, including thematic concerns, authorial techniques, and genre tropes, as well as the influence on contemporaries and later writers.

Richard Matheson on Screen

This book documents his rise to prominence, parallel literary career, and role in the horror and science fiction renaissance.

Author: Matthew R. Bradley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786442166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

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Though innumerable biographies have been written about novelists, playwrights, and poets, screenwriters are rarely granted this distinction, even ones as prolific and successful as Richard Matheson. He has occupied a unique position in cinema as the writer or original author of films from The Incredible Shrinking Man in 1957 through I Am Legend in 2007. This book documents his rise to prominence, parallel literary career, and role in the horror and science fiction renaissance. In chronological order, the exhaustively indexed narrative examines each film written by Matheson or based on his work, with sections devoted to episodic television (including The Twilight Zone) and unproduced projects.

More Giants of the Genre

I'm extremely honored to interview Richard Matheson for More Giants of the Genre. ... I saw several of his works on the silver screen and TV screen (including such TV classics from "The Twilight Zone" as "Nick Of Time," "Nightmare At ...

Author: Michael McCarty

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809544776

Category: Authors, American

Page: 212

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In GIANTS OF THE GENRE, Michael McCarty talked with some of the biggest names in horror, science-fiction and fantasy, including Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman. He continues his interview odyssey with MORE GIANTS OF THE GENRE, which features twenty-five new interviews with even more legendary literary talents.

Visions Deferred

Two other unproduced scripts fill out the 525-page book -- "The Distributor" and "Sweethearts and Horrors." Mark Dawidziak edited the "I Am Legend" section with his insightful analysis. Includes an afterword by R.C. Matheson.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1934267082

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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Three versions of Richard Matheson's classic novel I AM LEGEND have been filmed, but NONE have faithfully captured Matheson's novel. Matheson himself wrote a script for I AM LEGEND which was purchased by Hammer Films. Sadly, the US and British Censor Boards demanded changes both Matheson and the filmmaker refused to make. For the first time the reader can see Matheson's vision for his novel, far different than any of the film adaptations. Two other unproduced scripts fill out the 525-page book -- "The Distributor" and "Sweethearts and Horrors." Mark Dawidziak edited the "I Am Legend" section with his insightful analysis. Includes an afterword by R.C. Matheson.

Richard Matheson s the Twilight Zone Scripts

Scripts credited to Richard Matheson for the Twilight Zone series; versions not identified.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 1887368426

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Apart from Rod Serling, screenwriter Richard Matheson wrote more teleplays for the cult classic The Twilight Zone than any other writer. Many of these episodes became the series' most acclaimed and most frequently aired. Published here for the first time are eight original scripts. Each is preceded by an introduction and commentary that lends insight into Matheson's creative process, how he felt about the adaptation of his scripts, and his relationship with Rod Serling. Information about the fate of two "lost" scripts and suggestions for further reading and viewing are also included. Volume Two includes the final six complete Twilight Zone scripts Matheson wrote for the show.

Blood Lines

Reproductions of scripts and screenplays, short stories, and a novel, along with introductions, photos, cast, and credits.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1887368884

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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Reproductions of scripts and screenplays, short stories, and a novel, along with introductions, photos, cast, and credits.

Fury on Sunday

Richard Matheson, “one of the great names in American terror fiction,” unleashes a relentless novel of chilling suspense in Fury on Sunday (The Philadelphia Inquirer). “The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard ...

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795336058

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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An early pulse-pounding thriller from the Twilight Zone scribe and multi-award-winning author of I Am Legend. Vincent was a brilliant pianist, but a disturbed personality. The asylum he was committed to could not hold him. He escaped on an early Sunday morning, bent on revenge against those who betrayed him—his manager and the man who married his lover, Ruth. With his temper spiraling out of control, Vincent pursued his prey without mercy, brutally slaughtering anyone who got in his way. For four hours he would terrorize a community. His rage would not be sated no matter how much blood he spilled. And he refused to let anyone keep him from Ruth ever again . . . Richard Matheson, “one of the great names in American terror fiction,” unleashes a relentless novel of chilling suspense in Fury on Sunday (The Philadelphia Inquirer). “The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.” —Stephen King “Perhaps no other living author is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions.” —The New York Times “Matheson’s a writer who just has the special knack, the deft skill to imagine terrifying scenarios on any scale, large and small, and give them chilling possibility.” —Los Angeles Times

Duel

But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this outstanding collection of stories by the Grand Master of Horror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning ...

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765306956

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Remember that murderous semi chasing Dennis Weaver down a lonely stretch of desert highway? Duel, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first film, was adapted by Richard Matheson from his unforgettable story of the same name. But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this outstanding collection of stories by the Grand Master of Horror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning shockers that inspired memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone, including "Little Girl Lost," "Steel," and "Third from the Sun." Like Matheson's previous collection, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, this collection is an indispensable treasure trove of terror from the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come.

Dark Dreams 2 0

novel by Richard Matheson. On screen, Matheson's work had appeared first in the Italianmade The Last Man on Earth in 1964 with Vincent Price, and then in the American-made The Omega Man in 1971 with Charlton Heston, and finally, ...

Author: Charles Derry

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456956

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 447

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Greatly expanded and updated from the 1977 original, this new edition explores the evolution of the modern horror film, particularly as it reflects anxieties associated with the atomic bomb, the Cold War, 1960s violence, sexual liberation, the Reagan revolution, 9/11 and the Iraq War. It divides modern horror into three varieties (psychological, demonic and apocalyptic) and demonstrates how horror cinema represents the popular expression of everyday fears while revealing the forces that influence American ideological and political values. Directors given a close reading include Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Haneke, Robert Aldrich, Mel Gibson and George A. Romero. Additional material discusses postmodern remakes, horror franchises and Asian millennial horror. This book also contains more than 950 frame grabs and a very extensive filmography.