Synopses & Reviews
Apart from Rod Serling, screenwriter Richard Matheson wrote more teleplays for the cult classic The Twilight Zone than any other writer. Many of these episodes became the series' most acclaimed and most frequently aired. Published here for the first time are eight original scripts. Each is preceded by an introduction and commentary that lends insight into Matheson's creative process, how he felt about the adaptation of his scripts, and his relationship with Rod Serling. Information about the fate of two "lost" scripts and suggestions for further reading and viewing are also included. Volume Two includes the final six complete Twilight Zone scripts Matheson wrote for the show.
About the Author
Richard Matheson is a screenwriter and novelist. His novels include I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Hell House, and Somewhere in Time. Two of his novels were recently adapted to film: What Dreams May Come and A Stir of Echoes. Television film screenplays include The Night Stalker and Trilogy of Terror. He is the winner of numerous awards including the Bram Stoker Award, the Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy and Writer's Guild Award. He lives in Calabasas, California. Stanley Wiater has interviewed countless horror writers for his compilations Dark Dreamers, Dark Visions, and Dark Thoughts. He is writer and host of the television series Dark Dreamers, inspired by his interview books. He lives in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
v.1. The last flight -- A world of difference -- A world of his own -- Nick of time -- The invaders -- Once upon a time -- Little girl lost -- Young man's fancy -- Mute -- Death ship -- Steel -- Nightmare at 20,000 feet -- Night call -- Spur of the moment.