Richard Christian Matheson

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Richard Christian Matheson (born October 14, 1953)[1] is an American writer of horror fiction and screenplays. He is the author of the short story collections Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks and Dystopia; the novel Created By; the magic-realism novella "The Ritual of Illusion," and was the editor of the commemorative book "BATTLEGROUND." He co-wrote the screenplays for "Three O'Clock High," "Full Eclipse," "Loose Cannons," "Paradise," and others. He adapted Dean Koontz's "Soul Survivor" as a 4-Hour mini series, wrote three Masters of Horror episodes and wrote the film "Happy Face Killer." He wrote for Amazing Stories, the miniseries Nightmares & Dreamscapes and has been an executive story editor and producer for network television series, including Quincy, Stir Crazy, The A-Team, Hunter, Hardcastle and McCormick, Stingray, Teech, The Torkelsons and many others.

His father is fiction writer and screenwriter Richard Matheson and his paternal grandparents are from Norway.

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  1. ^ Family Tree Legends

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