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    • Richard Matheson insists that he is a "terror writer", not a horror writer.

    • "Night of The Living Dead" was loosely based on Richard Matheson's classic novel, "I am legend". Virtually every zombie movie made since then has it's roots in that novel.

    • In 1994, The Shrinking Man was republished under the title of The Incredible Shrinking Man. The novel also contained the other following Matheson stories:

      - Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
      - The Test
      - The Holiday Man
      - Mantage
      - The Distributor
      - By Appointment Only
      - Button, Button
      - Duel
      - Shoofly

    • Matheson wrote the book I Am Legend, which was rated as "The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula" by author Dean Koontz.

    • Richard wrote The Shrinking Man, the novel that The Incredible Shrinking Man was based off of.

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