His historical researches, however, did not lie so much among books as among men; for the former are lamentably scanty on his favorite topics; whereas he found the old burghers, and still more their wives, rich in that legendary lore, so invaluable to true history.
Three of his short stories were filmed together as Trilogy of Terrorincluding "Prey" initially published in the April issue of Playboy magazine with its famous Zuni warrior fetish doll. The Zuni fetish doll reappeared in the final segment of the belated sequel to the first movie, Trilogy of Terror II.
In the s Matheson published the novel Earthboundwrote several screenplays for the TV series Amazing Stories, and continued to publish short fiction. He also wrote several movies—the offbeat comedy and box-office flop Loose Cannons, the biopic The Dreamer of Oz about L.
Short stories continued to flow from his pen, and he saw the adaptations by other hands of two more of his novels for the big screen— What Dreams May Come and A Stir of Echoes as Stir of Echoes.
InMatheson published a non-fiction work The Path, inspired by his interest in psychic phenomena. He also wrote new works, such as the suspense novel Hunted Past Reason Sources of inspiration[ edit ] Matheson cited specific inspirations for many of his works.
Duel was derived from an incident in which he and a friend, Jerry Sohlwere dangerously tailgated by a large truck on the same day as the assassination of John F.
They had four children. Richard ChristianChris and Ali became writers of fiction and screenplays. Matheson died on June 23, at his home in Los Angeles, California, aged The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted him in Collected Stories as the best collection of As a tribute, the ceremony was dedicated to him and the award was presented posthumously.
Other writers[ edit ] Stephen King has listed Matheson as a creative influence and his novel Cell is dedicated to Matheson, along with filmmaker George A. Director Steven Spielberg said: His Twilight Zones were among my favorites, and he recently worked with us on Real Steel. For me, he is in the same category as Bradbury and Asimov.
I always shot his first draft.
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