Thursday, February 24, 2011

Richard Matheson & Fangoria #301

Shatner fans should check out this month's issue of Fangoria for an excellent interview with "Living Legend" Richard Matheson.  Obviously, we all know that Matheson is the man responsible for two of the greatest Twilight Zones ever produced (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Nick of Time) and the classic TOS Kirk vs. Kirk episode, The Enemy Within.  But you might not know how Nixon screwed over his Dracula adaptation.  Or how Val Lewton's classic Cat People inspired one of classic Gremlin on the Wing scares.  Or how Basil Rathbone inspired a few grisly anecdontes in his latest novel Other Kingdoms.  Or even what he really thinks about the many incarnations of his apocalyptic novel I Am Legend...let's just say he's a little more than frustrated--and don't even get him started on Richard Kelly's The Box!

Special Shat Bonus:

Toy company Bif Bang Pow! ( have put out two more Shat-tastic Twilight Zone items that are definitely going to make fine additions to this Shat Attacker's collection.  Honestly, how can you not own a life-size Mystic Seer with working coin mechanism.  $249.99 is just chump change for us devotees.

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