Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Vale: Richard Matheson.
It was only a few years ago I realised Trilogy of Terror was based on three unrelated short stories written by Richard Matheson. I was reading a collection of his short stories, and one of those pieces felt very familiar.
I went and rewatched Trilogy of Terror, and it had held up surprisingly well. The first two segments were better than I remembered them, and the third section still held suspense. (OK, the doll was a little unconvincing in these CGI days.)
He also wrote sixteen episodes of The Twilight Zone, as well as Rod Serling's famous introduction. And then there's the other TV stuff, and the movies, and...
Richard Matheson was 87. He will be missed.