Still Alive: Richard Matheson

Every month we stop and appreciate a great badass still among the living. This month: Richard Matheson, possibly the most influential genre writer of the 20th century.

JUAN OF THE DEAD, Cuba’s first horror film, opens at West Oaks on Friday, April 6

JUAN OF THE DEAD is a film that not only gives a new coat of paint to the zombie genre, it pimps it out with flames and a pair of fuzzy dice. Written and directed by Alejandro Brugués, JUAN OF THE DEAD, or JUAN DE LOS MUERTOS as it is known in its native Cuba, is a live-action Loony Tunes cartoon given a syringe shot of zombie action.