Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Richard Matheson, who wrote...

...the scary made-for-TV movie Duel, died at age 87.

After the unsettling experience of being tailgated by a truck driver, he wrote the short story “Duel,” about a motorist who is relentlessly stalked in a highway chase by a tractor-trailer, its driver unseen. The story became the basis for Steven Spielberg’s first feature film, starring Dennis Weaver.

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