Richard Matheson


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Richard Burton Matheson (born February 20, 1926) is an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is perhaps best known as the author of The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), A Stir of Echoes, and I Am Legend, all of which have been adapted as major motion pictures, the last at ... more »

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  • ''Oh, Scott, for people like you and me the world can be a wonderful place. The sky's as blue as it is for the giants, the friends are as warm.''
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926). Jack Arnold. Clarice Bruce (April Kent), The Incredible Shrinking Man, Clarice, a midget, is trying to reconcile Scott to ...
  • ''Is it not ironic, oh my husband? Your wife an adulteress. Your mother an adulteress. Your uncle an adulterer. Your friend an adulterer. Do you not find that amusing, dear Nicholas?''
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), U.S. screenwriter, and Roger Corman. Elizabeth Medina (Barbara Steele), The Pit and the Pendulum, after her husband learns...
  • ''I felt puny and absurd, a ludicrous midget. Easy enough to talk of soul and spirit and essential worth, but not when you're three feet tall.''
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), and Jack Arnold. Robert Scott Carey (Grant Williams), The Incredible Shrinking Man, narrating his feelings as he leaves th...
  • ''Our blight must be removed from this Earth. What lies beyond is something else again.''
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), U.S. screenwriter, and Roger corman. Roderick Usher (Vincent Price), The House of Usher, explaining why he believes he and...
  • ''Two pale drops of fire. Guttering on the vast consuming darkness. My sister and myself. Shortly they will burn no more.''
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926), U.S. screenwriter, and Roger Corman. Roderick Usher (Vincent Price), The House of Usher, staring at a candle as he discuss...
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