Ten Essential Moments From Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson's contribution to American arts and pop culture is huge: his career spanned more than six decades and helped to define science fiction, fantasy and horror as we know them today. A creative powerhouse and a masterful storyteller, Matheson was also a tremendous screenwriter and his contribution to the film and TV industries is impossible to measure: from AIP to Hammer, from Roger Corman to zillion-dollar blockbusters, from Rod Serling to Steven Spielberg, Matheson's name was almost always associated to great talent and memorable stories. Here are a few of the highlights of a brilliant and influential career.