A Tribute to Richard Matheson

A five part podcast series looking back on the life and works of the legendary author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. We explore his novels, short stories, his work on TV shows like The Twilight Zone, his film scripts for classic horror movies for Roger Corman and Hammer, and screen versions of his own tales.

HE IS LEGEND I
Mr Jim Moon pays tribute to the late great Richard Matheson. In this first part, we talk about his early years, his work on The Twilight Zone, his classic vampire novel I am Legend and meet The Incredible Shrinking Man.

HE IS LEGEND II
In the second part of our tribute to the late great Richard Matheson, Mr Jim Moon details what the legendary author was up to in the 1960s, discussing his work at AIP such as the Roger Corman Poe adaptations, British chiller Night of the Eagle (1962) and his work for Hammer - the psychochiller Fanatic (1965) and Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out (1968)

HE IS LEGEND III
In the third part of our epic tribute to the late Richard Matheson, Mr Jim Moon takes a trip through the televisual terrors conjured by the great writer in the 1970s. We look at the early Spielberg feature Duel (1971), Carl Kolchak's run-ins with The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973), and discuss his many collaborations with the legendary Dan Curtis such as Trilogy of Terror (1975) and Dead of Night (1977).

HE IS LEGEND IV
In this fourth part of our series of tributes to the late great Richard Matheson, Mr Jim Moon takes a trip to the infamous Belasco residence, better known to the world as Hell House. We discuss the original 1971 novel and its movie incarnation Legend of Hell House (1973).

HE IS LEGEND V
In the final part of our epic Richard Matheson retrospective, Mr Jim Moon examines the great writers' later works and adaptations. We discuss Bid Time Return which became the movie Somewhere in Time, travel beyond the veil of death with What Dreams May Come, open The Box, and round off with A Stir of Echoes.

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