Sincere condolences to the family, friends & collegues of the wonderful Richard Matheson. I watched every original episode of "The Twilight Zone" and try to catch the reruns of my favorites when they do a marathon on t.v. Of course, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is pure genius. I also read and loved his novels. I'm not surprised to see that he inspired a lot of other great writers, i.e Stephen King & collaborated with the likes of Steven Spielberg. He was certainly a master of his genre and gave his many, many fans so much pleasure. An iconic author who will be missed.