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 over 100 critically-hailed short stories of pyschological horror and magic realism which are gathered in his landmark short story collections SCARS AND OTHER DISTINGUISHING MARKS #1 Besteller'DYSTOPIA' and "ZOOPRAXIS"' He is the author of the critically celebrated suspense novel CREATED BY and Hollywood novella "THE RITUAL OF ILLUSION," and was the editor of the commemorative book "BATTLEGROUND." He wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for "Three O'Clock High," "Full Eclipse," "It Takes Two" "Loose Cannons," "Paradise," "It Waits" "Happy Face Killer" "Voice of Midway" Dean Koontz's "Soul Survivor" as a 4-Hour mini series, three Masters of Horror episodes, Stephen King's "BIG DRIVER" He wrote for the legendary "Amazing Stories", miniseries "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" and twenty comedy and drama pilots. He co-created and co-wrote all 13 episodes of the highly successful comedy series "CHEMISTRY." He has been executive story consultant, Supervising 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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