Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard Matheson (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Remember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on The Twilight Zone, John Lithgow saw it in the movie-even Bart Simpson saw it. "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is just one of many classic horror stories by Richard Matheson that have insinuated themselves into our collective imagination.

Here are more than twenty of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, including:

"Duel," the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg's first film;

"Prey," in which a terrified woman is stalked by a malevolent Tiki doll, as chillingly captured in yet another legendary TV moment;

"Blood Son," a disturbing portrait of a strange little boy who dreams of being a vampire;

"Dress of White Silk," a seductively sinister tale of evil and innocence.

Personally selected by Richard Matheson, the bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come, these and many other stories, more than demonstrate why he is rightfully regarded as one of the finest and most influential horror writers of our generation.

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I love Richard Matheson and his writing. - Goodreads
That sucker punch ending, POW! - Goodreads
The introduction by King is excellent. - Goodreads
The ending here blew my doors off. - Goodreads
Oh how I love that ending! - Goodreads
Stephen King wrote introduction. - Goodreads

Review: Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories

User Review  - Steve Hadfield - Goodreads

This was a great set of short stories, of which at least 3 or 4 were Twilight Zone episodes, or adapted to be. Matheson was a great and imaginative under appreciated writer. And I'm looking forward to the other Matheson books on my shelf. Read full review

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User Review  - Gapman - Goodreads

These short stories are incredibly entertaining and they make you think. I highly recommend this book. Read full review

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Contents

1 Nightmare at 20000 Feet
13
2 Dress of White Silk
35
3 Blood Son
41
4 Through Channels
51
5 Witch War
59
6 Mad House
67
7 Disappearing Act
107
8 Legion of Plotters
127
12 Dance of the Dead
207
13 The Children of Noah
227
14 The Holiday Man
249
15 Old Haunts
255
16 The Distributor
267
17 Crickets
289
18 First Anniversary
299
19 The Likeness of Julie
309

9 Long Distance Call
139
10 Slaughter House
155
11 Wet Straw
197
20 Prey
321
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About the author (2007)

Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.

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