American writer Richard Christian Matheson is a master of horror fiction and screenplays, a drummer, an expert on the occult and a paranormal researcher. His short story collections include Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks and Dystopia. His debut novel Created By was a Bram Stoker nominee. He has written and sold fourteen original spec feature scripts, and has written and co-written feature film and television projects for the likes of Ivan Reitman, Joel Silver and Steven Spielberg.
His short stories have been critically acclaimed and anthologised in the likes of theYear’s Best Horror, Year’s Best Fantasy, Year’s Best New Horror.
Stephen King (another Book of Horrors contributor) says of RC’s work “Remarkable. The writing is finely tuned and has that rarest combination of style and narrative substance. Richard Christian Matheson is brilliant.”
RC is a proponent of the donut.
1. If I wasn’t a writer I would …
.. be a psychiatrist.
2. What attracts you to writing horror?
3. What/who is your ultimate monster and why?
4. The inspiration for ‘Last Words’ came from?
Obituaries. They’re filled with unintended insight.
5. Donuts or danishes?
His website is here.