Richard Christian Matheson

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For the writer of "I Am Legend", "Hell House", and "What Dreams May Come", see Richard Matheson.

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," "It Waits" and others. He adapted Dean Koontz's "Soul Survivor" as a 4-Hour mini series, three Masters of Horror episodes, Stephen King's "BIG DRIVER" and wrote the film "Happy Face Killer." He wrote for Amazing Stories, the miniseries "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" and has been an executive story editor, executive story consultant, producer and Executive Producer for network television series. He is also the Co-Executive Producer of the films "CUB," "IT WAITS," "PARADISE," "FULL ECLIPSE" and "BIG DRIVER"

Personal life[edit]

His father was fiction writer and screenwriter Richard Matheson and his paternal grandparents are from Norway.[citation needed]

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