Visions of Death: Richard Matheson’s Edgar Allan Poe Scripts contains two scripts Richard Matheson wrote for Roger Corman based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.” These are Matheson’s original scripts for the films and NOT transcription from the studio, so there are differences between the Matheson scripts and film that the reader will enjoy. Roger Corman and Joe Dante contribute and signed only the lettered edition. Richard Matheson signed all editions.
Available to purchase for this title:
- 500-copy signed numbered edition
- 52-copy signed traycased lettered edition
Part One: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
Introduction by Roger Corman
Preface by Lawrence French
“The House is the Monster!”: The Making of HOUSE OF USHER by Lawrence French (Including comments from Richard Matheson, Vincent Price, Roger Corman, Sam Arkoff and others).
House of Usher: The Shooting script by Richard Matheson
House of Usher: Complete Cast and Credits
Part Two: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM
“The House of the Dead”: The Making of The Pit And The Pendulum by Lawrence French (Including comments from Richard Matheson, Vincent Price, Roger Corman, Sam Arkoff and others).
The Pit And The Pendulum:The Shooting script by Richard Matheson
The Pit And The Pendulum: Complete Cast and Credits
RICHARD MATHESON Interview by Lawrence French
Afterword by Joe Dante
Appendix A: AIP’s original press notes for THE HOUSE OF USHER
Appendix B: AIP’s original press notes for PIT AND THE PENDULUM
“I’ve been reading Matheson since I was thirteen or fourteen. His work stays not only fresh for me but even more impressive and imposing as the years roll on. It’s a particular thrill to read two of the Poe scripts that showed even the fine folks at Hammer how it all should be done.” — Ed Gorman, Bookgasm
“…includes fascinating essays about the making of each film…For all fans of Richard Matheson’s writing, this book is a necessity…An enjoyable read as well as a significant resource.” — The Horror Mall
“Gauntlet Press may be a small press but they have produced this book in a big way. It is a valuable resource for any library of film, horror, and the macabre…You will NOT be disappointed.” — Zacherely’s Picks
“A wealth of photos, poster reproductions and production notes accompany the scripts, and a heartfelt afterword contributed by director Joe Dante make this gorgeous signed/limited volume…one of the major collectibles of the year!” — The Tomb of Dark Delights