Richard Matheson, who has just died at the age of 87, also wrote numerous episodes of The Twilight Zone including the celebrated Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, contributed the script for 'The Enemy Within' episode of Star Trek, adapted Edgar Allen Poe's The House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Raven for Roger Corman and Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out for Hammer.
He also wrote the time-travel novel Bid Time Return that was filmed (from Matheson's screenplay), in 1980, as one of my forever-favourite movies, Somewhere in Time, with Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour (as the time-separated lovers), Christopher Plummer, the fabulous Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan, and an unforgettable score by time-united composers John Barry and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Here's a reminder of a beautiful and haunting film...
Thanks Mr Matheson. Rest in peace.