Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Matheson, R.I.P.

Author Richard Matheson died a few days ago. An excerpt from The Telegraph obituary:

His most celebrated work is the 1954 horror novel I Am Legend, which is considered a landmark work in the genre, ushering in flesh-eating zombie-like creatures and apocalyptic themes to post-World War Two America. The novel was adapted three times as a film, most recently in 2007 as a big-budget thriller starring Will Smith and directed by Francis Lawrence. The first version was called The Last Man on Earth (1964), starring Vincent Price, and was followed by The Omega Man (1971), starring Charlton Heston.

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