Greg Cox wrote:
No, I don't know that story. What did Richard have to say?
Well, it's a minor story, but nice. In the early 80s, I was (of course) an avid reader of Twilight Zone
magazine. They did an interview with Matheson and in it he talked about the unproduced third Kolchak movie, Night Killers
. Being young and impetuous, I sent him off a letter in care of the magazine, asking if he had any remaining copies he'd be willing to sell. I never expected to get a reply. In short order, though, I received a very nice letter back, explaining that he's a working writer and once he's done with a project he just moves right on to the next, and if he did have a copy he didn't have time to search for it. He also included a compliment to TZ magazine. I was quite happy that he had been nice enough to reply and I still have the letter.
And, of course, I now have a hardcover edition of all three scripts (which set me back $150), which I found out after
I received it is a signed and numbered edition.
Although there's one page missing from Night Killers