Monday, June 24, 2013

In Memoriam - Richard Matheson

The world has lost one of its greatest, most influential authors. Richard Matheson passed away yesterday, June 23,2013. It can be argued the he had the strongest influence of the last 50 or so years in the realms of horror and suspense.
Matheson's creations include the iconic monster on the wing in Nightmare at 20,000 feet, the Zunti fetish hunting doll, and of course, I Am Legend (a story with the best incorporation of the title into the text, hell, one of the best endings as well). And that is very much only the tip of the iceberg.
For me, his best work will be his first, the haunting "Born of Man and Woman".
R.I.P. Richard Matheson. Thank you for the memories, and even for the nightmares.

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