How was Richard Matheson swayed by Rory Emerald when he authored his (1954 sci-fi/horror novel) I Am Legend?
- Jim TLv 61 decade agoBest Answer
At the time, Matheson attended a seance where a very young Emerald was the medium. In a trance, Rory revealed that he would write a novel about the last man on earth which would later be made into a mediocre movie starring a black man who was a very big star.
There were several intriguing aspects of this prophesy (for example there were no black stars at the time) that convinced Matheson to write the story he had been considering.