Tag Archives: Richard Matheson

“George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead”

Zombies have become ubiquitous in just about every medium of our popular culture. In Italy, on September 2, 1978,  when “Dawn of the Dead” first premiered, however, the massive hordes of decaying undead weren’t nearly as omnipresent. The movie is … Continue reading

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“Kolchak Episode – The Inspiration for Chase’s Sopranos”

Created by Jeff Rice, and starring Darren McGavin, (A Christmas Story) “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” aired on ABC Television from September 13, 1974 through March 28, 1975. Unfortunately, the momentum generated from two popular and successful television movies, The Night … Continue reading

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“Duel – Spielberg’s Portrait of Road Rage”

The harrowing, tension filled movie “Duel,” was originally a seventy-four minute television film directed by Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan), which first aired on Canadian television on November 10, 1971 and several days later, on November 13th, premiered on American … Continue reading

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