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Directed by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow

United States, Italy 1964 86 mins.

The most faithful adaptation of sci-fi novelist and Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend stars Vincent Price as a solitary survivor of a disease that transforms the population into living shells of their former selves. “(George) Romero always said that he got his ideas from Richard Matheson’s novel I am Legend, but looking at Night of the Living Dead it seems like the first film adaptation of that book, The Last Man on Earth, was the real influence.”—Birth.Movies.Death.