Richard Matheson Filmography

Richard Matheson captured my imagination with his first story (Born of Man and Woman – SF Hall of Fame Volume 1) and never stopped entertaining and intriguing me; when I learned that some of my favorite films had been based on stories of his (The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Omega Man) I understood why I found them so fascinating.

Matheson has a way of capturing the dark side of humanity and illuminating it in unexpected ways.

I’ve enjoyed so much of his work over the years I thought that it would be fitting to provide Amazing Stories’ readers with a filmography of many and diverse examples of his works, stories that appeared on little-remembered thriller shows through The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and more recently Masters of Horror.  Below are links to the full versions of many of the shows produced from Richard’s scripts (though you may have to endure some commercials and in the case of Vimeo you will need to download their viewer – which is easily removed once used).

I can think of no better way to pay homage to Mr. Matheson, nor any better way to experience his wonderful imagination at work (other than reading the originals, which I highly recommend).

FILMS

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (based on I Am Legend)last man

THE OMEGA MAN (based on I Am Legend)

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (based on The Shrinking Man)

TELEVISION EPISODES

Thriller:

omega manTHE RETURN OF ANDREW BENTLEY

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour:

RIDE THE NIGHTMARE

nightmareThe Twilight Zone

NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET
STEEL
AND WHEN THE SKY WAS OPENED
THIRD FROM THE SUN
THE LAST FLIGHT
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
A WORLD OF HIS OWN
NICK OF TIME
THE INVADERS
13.The_Invaders
ONCE UPON A TIME
LITTLE GIRL LOST
YOUNG MAN’S FANCY
MUTE
DEATH SHIP
NIGHT CALL
SPUR OF THE MOMENT

Star Trek

THE ENEMY WITHIN

imagesNight Gallery

BIG SURPRISE
THE FUNERAL

The (new) Outer Limits

FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Masters of Horror

DANCE OF THE DEAD

The Circle of Fear

THE NEW HOUSE

Trilogy of Terror

AMELIA 1  2  3

INTERVIEW

DARK DREAMERS

American Masters

SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL (Rod Serling with Richard Matheson) 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

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