Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

RIP Richard Matheson

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • peteOcha
    replied
    Great tribute from Stephen. Sad news.

    Leave a comment:


  • jhanic
    replied
    Stephen King's tribute:

    We've lost one of the giants of the fantasy and horror genres. From THE BEARDLESS WARRIORS,
    his brilliant (and largely unread) World War II novel, to THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN and
    all the wonderful TWILIGHT ZONE scripts and stories, Matheson fired the imaginations of three
    generations of writers. Without his I AM LEGEND, there would have been no NIGHT OF THE
    LIVING DEAD; without NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, there would have been no WALKING DEAD,
    28 DAYS LATER, or WORLD WAR Z. Matheson wrote the script for Steven Spielberg's
    extraordinary film, DUEL, and created one of the most brain-freezingly frightening haunted
    house novels of the 20th century in HELL HOUSE. He fired my imagination by placing his
    horrors not in European castles and Lovecraftian universes, but in American scenes I knew
    and could relate to. "I want to do that," I thought. "I must do that." Matheson showed the
    way. In addition to that, he was a gentleman who was always willing to give a young writer
    a hand up. I will miss his kindness and erudition. He lived a full life, raised a fine family,
    and gave us unforgettable stories, novels, TV shows, and movies. That's good. Nevertheless,
    I mourn his loss. A uniquely American voice has been silenced.
    Stephen King
    John

    Leave a comment:


  • MrRoland
    replied
    He will be missed. He wrote so many great stories. Raising a glass to him!

    Leave a comment:


  • bookworm 1
    replied
    Very good article.Everyone should read this.Matheson was a lot of fun to read. One of my first non Cemetery Dance limited edition books was Matheson' s Stir of Echoes. We have lost a lot of great writers in the last year. Matheson is near the top of the list.
    Originally posted by RJK1981 View Post
    This literally just got posted to Brian Keene's FB page less than 20 minutes ago

    http://www.briankeene.com/2013/06/24...b_source=pubv1

    Leave a comment:


  • TJCams
    replied
    Sad news - I really need to my hands on a copy of Hell House though.

    Leave a comment:


  • Theli
    replied
    That is really sad to hear. I'm a big fan of his writing, Hell House is one of my all time favourite horror novels.

    Leave a comment:


  • Sock Monkey
    replied
    So sad to hear this. He is one of my favorite authors of all time. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

    Leave a comment:


  • Martin
    replied
    One of the most influential writers in my lifetime. Sorry to hear this.

    Leave a comment:


  • RJK1981
    replied
    This literally just got posted to Brian Keene's FB page less than 20 minutes ago

    http://www.briankeene.com/2013/06/24...b_source=pubv1

    Leave a comment:


  • bookworm 1
    replied
    Wow that is very sad news.

    Leave a comment:


  • subie09lega
    replied
    According to this his daughter said yesterday, so it depends where she's located.

    http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news

    Leave a comment:


  • srboone
    started a topic RIP Richard Matheson

    RIP Richard Matheson

    Still awaiting details. Chatter on few sites. Wikipedia (that bastion of perfect information) already has listed today as the day he died. I'm just not sure.

    EDIT: Now Wikipedia has changed his date of death to 24 June 2014!

    EDIT: Source comes from a FB post from a family member. Nothing confirmed yet, though apparently author John Shirley is trying to confirm as well.
    Last edited by srboone; 06-24-2013, 09:57 PM.
Working...
X