Richard Matheson

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Voodoo economics

To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 21, 2010

October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009

Last man standing

In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007

Legend of the last

They all start the same way.
It all comes down to Will power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007

Kiss him deadly

Bostonians flummoxed by the great whatsits of Richard Kelly’s vaguely Spillanean Southland Tales stand an outside chance of querying the puzzler himself.
Richard Kelly on The Box , the Jag, and the critics at Cannes
By ROB NELSON  |  November 14, 2007

Zone clone

The very thought of Ryan Landry doing The Twilight Zone is enough to bring a smile to the face.
Ryan Landry channels Rod Serling  
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 18, 2006