Richard Matheson, Science Fiction Author And Father Of The Zombie Apocalypse, Dead At 87

“In addition to publishing twenty-eight novels and well over a hundred short stories, Matheson enjoyed a successful career as a screenwriter, and many of his literary works were adapted for the screen, inspiring such diverse motion pictures as I Am Legend, Real Steel, Somewhere In Time, Stir Of Echoes, and The Incredible Shrinking Man.”