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 over 100 short stories of psychological horror and magic realism which are gathered in over 150 major anthologies and in his critically hailed hardcover short story collections Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks, Amazon #1 bestseller Dystopia and Zoopraxis. He is the author of the suspense novel Created By and Hollywood novella of magic realism The Ritual of Illusion, and was the editor of the commemorative book Stephen King's Emmy Winning BATTLEGROUND Matheson also adapted the short story which was made into an iconic episode of the TNT series "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" and won two Emmys.

He wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for Three O'Clock High, Full Eclipse, It Takes Two, Loose Cannons Shifter, Midvale The Nature of Evil(co-written with his father Richard Matheson, Paradise, It Waits, Happy Face Killer, Voices of Midway, "Red Sleep", "Hooky", Dean Koontz's Soul Survivor as a 4-hour mini series, three Masters of Horror episodes, Stephen King's Big Driver, and 'NIGHTMARE CINEMA". He wrote for Amazing Stories, the miniseries Nightmares & Dreamscapes and adapted as four-hour miniseries HG Well's "THE TIME MACHINE", Roger Zelazny's "The Chronicles of Amber" and Whitley Strieber's "Majestic". Matheson also wrote twenty comedy and drama pilots for major studios and networks. He co-created, co-executive produced and co-wrote all thirteen episodes of the highly-rated HBO/Cinemax half-hour 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.

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

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