Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts

Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts

  • Author: Richard Matheson
  • Page Count: 655
  • Pub. Date: 1998
  • ISBN: 1-881475-36-0
  • Status: Out of Print

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Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts
by Richard Matheson

About the Book:
Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to announce Richard Matheson's The Twilight Zone Scripts a massive hardcover volume collecting (for the first time ever!) 14 classic teleplays from the legendary television show! This exclusive Cemetery Dance edition is the only edition available anywhere!

Special features include:
• 14 full-length teleplays collected for the first time ever
• A brand new introduction by editor Stanley Wiater
• A lengthy brand new interview with Richard Matheson
• Never-before-published commentary from Matheson introducing each teleplay
• Photographs from each of the original television episodes
• Each teleplay presented in authentic screenplay format

This special edition is an "oversized" hardcover volume!

Richard MathesonRichard Matheson (born February 20, 1926) is an American author and screenwriter, typically of fantasy, horror or science fiction. Born in New Jersey, Matheson spent World War II as an infantry soldier. In 1949 he earned his bachelor's in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Over a career spanning five decades, Richard Matheson has won numerous prestigious awards, including the World Fantasy Convention's Life Achievement Award, the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Golden Spur Award, and the Writer's Guild Award.

His first published short story, "Born of Man and Woman," appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1950. Between 1950 and 1971, Matheson produced dozens of stories, frequently blending elements of the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres, making important contributions to the further development of modern horror.

He wrote a number of episodes for the American TV series The Twilight Zone, including "Steel," "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," and "Little Girl Lost"; adapted the works of Edgar Allan Poe for Roger Corman and Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out for Hammer Films; and scripted Steven Spielberg's first feature, the TV movie Duel, from his own short story. He also contributed a number of scripts to the Warner Brothers western series Lawman between 1958 and 1962. In 1973, Matheson earned an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his teleplay for The Night Stalker, one of two TV movies written by Matheson that preceded the series Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

His novels include The Shrinking Man and the classic science fiction vampire novel, I Am Legend. Other Matheson novels include What Dreams May Come, Stir of Echoes, Bid Time Return, and Hell House.

Matheson has lived and worked in California since 1951.

Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of only 500 signed and numbered copies bound in leather, with satin ribbon page marker, smyth-sewn binding, special signature page, and handmade cloth slipcase
• Lettered Edition of only 52 signed and lettered copies fully bound in leather (a different color leather than the limited edition), imported endpapers, unique signature page, protected inside a handmade leather traycase, and featuring full-color frontis artwork... plus other additional features, which further distinguish this unique volume