Horror

Richard Matheson in 2008

The American writer Richard Matheson died last Sunday after a long illness. Richard Burton Matheson was born on February 20, 1926 in Allendale, New Jersey. As a writer he was famous for novels such as “I Am Legend”, as a screenwriter for the movie “Duel” and many adaptations for TV show episodes.

Peter Cushing in the trailer of the movie The Brides of Dracula

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, South London, England. He’s been a great actor in theatre, television and cinema. He’s been a simbol of horror movies in the ’60s and ’70s. He had other famous roles such as Sherlock Holmes, The Doctor and Tarkin in “Star Wars”.

“The Walking Dead” is a story set in a post-apocalyptic world where an infection turns corpses into zombies, causing the collapse of civilization. The only way to permanently kill a zombie is to hit its brain. This is my review of its third season.

James Herbert in 2012

Yesterday, the British writer James Herbert passed away. He became famous for novels such as “The Rats” and its sequels and “The Fog”. He’s considered a master of horror but in his first novels he used science fiction basis for his stories.

Marion's Wall by Jack Finney (Italian edition)

The novel “Marion’s Wall” by Jack Finney was published for the first time in 1973. Following his father’s advice, Nick goes to live with his wife Jan in an old house in San Francisco. While they are removing the old wallpaper, on a wall they find a phrase written by one Marion Marsh in 1926. Some time later, Nick and Jan watch an old movie on TV, one of the few in which Marion Marsh had a part. Suddenly, Marion’s spirit appears to Nick and then takes possession of Jan’s body because she wants to go to Hollywood and at last become a movie star.