The Twilight Zone * The Incredible Shrinking Man * Hell HouseHe's the author of I Am Legend, a novel that has spawned three movies, including the blockbuster starring Will Smith. He has influenced horror movie makers from the 1950s through the present. He gave baby boomers nightmares with the episodes he wrote for The Twilight Zone. He turned his books & stories into screenplays for dozens of films & tv shows, including the 1st feature directed by Steven Spielberg, Duel. He inspired two generations of horror novelists, including Stephen King, Dean Koontz & dozens more. Who is he? He is legend. He is Richard Matheson.
I Am Legend * Duel * Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
In this 1st, fully authorized biography & comprehensive companion devoted to the brilliant & groundbreaking author who has captivated audiences for over fifty years, Stanley Wiater, Matthew R. Bradley & Paul Stuve pay homage to one of the most acclaimed & prolific writers of our time. Vividly detailed contributions from some of the biggest names in horror, sf & fantasy discuss Matheson's most famous tales and provide personal, behind-the-scenes insights into his work.
Somewhere In Time * The Night Stalker * Stir Of Echoes
Featuring contributions from Matheson's wife and children, complete indexes to his work in books, television, and film, and photos from his private collection, The Twilight and Other Zones gives readers a rare glimpse into the mind and unique talent of one of the world's most extraordinary legends.
With Essays By:
F. Paul Wilson
StanleyWiater is the creator and host of Dark Dreamers, a television series profiling personalities in horror and suspense. Recognized as "the world's leading expert on horror filmmakers and authors" (Radio-TV Interview Report), Wiater is coauthor of The Collected Stephen King Universe and Comic Book Rebels. He is also the editor of Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts, and Richard Matheson: Collected Stories. In 1993 and 2005 he was master of ceremonies at the World Horror Convention. Wiater lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
Recognized as an authority on Richard Matheson, Matthew R. Bradley has interviewed Matheson's fellow members of the southern California school of writers Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, George Clayton Johnson, William F. Nolan, and Jerry Sohl and plans to publish a collection of these conversations. Bradley holds a B.A. in English Literature from Trinity College and worked in the book publishing and home video industries for 20 years. Currently he is copy specialist for MBI, Inc., in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Paul Stuve is a clinical psychologist when he's not reading, collecting, or, most recently, writing about Richard Matheson. Over the years, he has assembled an outstanding collection of books, magazines, and other items relating to Matheson, some of which he graciously allowed Gauntlet Press to reproduce in Duel & The Distributor. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.