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Sir Rhosis June 25 2013 03:14 AM

RIP Richard Matheson
 
The legendary author passed away on Sunday.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...ter-dies-at-87

Sir Rhosis

Dale Sams June 25 2013 03:52 AM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
You have no idea how many times I'd see a TV show or movie and afterwards think, "Holy crap that was awesome!"...only to see Matheson's name in the credits.

The Incredible Shrinking Man
Night Stalker
Duel
Trilogy Of Terror

to name a few.

ZapBrannigan June 25 2013 06:41 AM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
Needless to say, he wrote "The Enemy Within."

His novel I AM LEGEND was filmed three times, the best one being THE OMEGA MAN. And he wrote the novel that SOMEWHERE IN TIME was based on.

trevanian June 25 2013 03:43 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
Not to denigrate any of the great pieces already mentioned, but for me THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (in print AND especially on film) is just IT.

And I'm pretty sure he and other members of his gang contributed to the Beaumont-credited THE INTRUDER, an early Shatner / Corman film (the one that LOST money), which may be the smartest use of Shatner's talents ever, a role which requires him to show the full range he is often too interested in trotting out.)

Greg Cox June 25 2013 04:21 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
True story: I actually celebrated my high school graduation by going to see THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE at a local movie theater. Little did I know what a big part of life Richard Matheson would someday become.

Keith1701 June 30 2013 03:09 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
Rest in Peace, Richard
We will all miss you.

Keith1701 June 30 2013 03:13 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
I didn't realize that he worked on Duel, that was great movie and still enjoyed today.

Greg Cox June 30 2013 04:32 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
Quote:

Keith1701 wrote: (Post 8318308)
I didn't realize that he worked on Duel, that was great movie and still enjoyed today.

Yeah, he wrote the screenplay for "Duel," based on his own short story.

People are often surprised to find out just how much of the pop culture of the last century came from Matheson . . . .

Grant June 30 2013 06:38 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
Who from the Original Series is alive as far as writers, besides Gerrold and Fontana?

Greg Cox June 30 2013 08:06 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
Quote:

Grant wrote: (Post 8318938)
Who from the Original Series is alive as far as writers, besides Gerrold and Fontana?

Norman Spinrad is still alive and writing.

And Harlan Ellison, of course.

Harvey June 30 2013 08:14 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
Don Ingalls, Art Wallace, Jean Lisette Aroeste, and Steven W. Carabatsos are still alive.

TREK_GOD_1 June 30 2013 09:44 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
A true genius of fantasy literature. He will be missed.

Sir Rhosis June 30 2013 10:01 PM

Re: RIP Richard Matheson
 
George Clayton Johnson and his imposing mane of hair is still with us.

John D. F. Black and his imposing beard is still alive.

Joyce Muskat is still alive, as far as I know, though I've heard she suffers from... MS, or something of that nature.

A good number of the writers, actually.

Sir Rhosis


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