Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!

I am so excited to announce this new blogathon! I was invited by Rich at Wide Screen World to cohost a blogathon devoted to science fiction writer Richard Matheson.

We’ve had blogathons devoted to actors, directors, and even composers, but I think this is one of the first devoted to a writer, which is awesome!

He was very prolific, not only writing novels, novelettes, and short stories that were adapted to the screen, but also screenplays and teleplays, sometimes adapted from his own work. He wrote several screenplays for Roger Corman horror films, as well as some of the best-known episodes of The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and the original Star Trek.

Here are the rules for this blogathon:

Any film or television movie/episode written by or adapted from Matheson’s work can be covered for the blogathon. Please check out his IMDB page for a list of his credits.

While there is a very long filmography of titles to choose from, some of his work is a little obscure and difficult to track down. Therefore, we are allowing ONE duplicate entry per title.

The blogathon will run from Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10.

To claim your topic, please request your choice in the comments section below, or contact me or Rich on Twitter (@DebbieVee or @ratzo318). Include the name and URL of your blog. Then grab one of the banners below, display it on your blog and link it back to this post.

Thanks so much for joining in!


Wide Screen World: Duel (1971)

Moon in Gemini: Amazing Stories “The Doll” (1986)

Realweegiemidget Reviews: Somewhere in Time (1980)

It Came From The Man Cave!: Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

The Stop Button: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

MovieRob: What Dreams May Come (1998) and Loose Cannons (1990)

Caftan Woman: Twilight Zone “Nick of Time” (1960)

Critica Retro: House of Usher (1960)

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Twilight Zone “The Invaders” (1961)


21 thoughts on “Announcing The Richard Matheson Blogathon!

  1. An overview of the several adaptations of the classic Matheson novella “I Am Legend” and on the novella itself is what occurs to me. I won’t go into intricate detail on any them (especially since I’ve already gone in depth on The Omega Man in another post.) It’s up to you whether you want to count all of them as one of the duplicates, but I think I would allow all of them as separate entries to other entrants if they choose them. The four movies that I know of are “The Last Man on Earth” (1964), “The Omega Man” (1971), “I Am Omega” (2007) and “I Am Legend” (2007). As well as the novella which was first published in 1954.

  2. Hi Debbie. I didn’t want to register when the blogathon was first announced, because I wasn’t sure if I could commit. I hate signing up for blogathons and then not being able to participate. Luckily, I’m free, so I can do this blogathon. Would it be alright if I write about “The Invaders” episode from “The Twilight Zone”?

    By the way, I’m hosting my annual blogathon in April, and you are cordially invited to join in. Here is the link below if interested.

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