The Box: Uncanny Stories
Title: The Box: Uncanny Stories
Author: Richard Matheson
A collection of dark suspenseful tales includes “Button, Button,” a story about a device that brings a fortune to its handlers but kills a stranger every time it is used that was the inspiration for the film “The Box.”
What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world . . . someone you don’t know. Would you still push the button?
“Button, Button,” Richard Matheson’s chilling tale of greed and temptation, is now the basis of The Box, the new film from the director of Donnie Darko. In addition, this outstanding collection also contains many other unforgettable stories by Matheson, the award-winning author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come.
“The inventive plots and spare but convincing portraits of ordinary men and women caught up in forces beyond their control demonstrate why Stephen King has called Matheson his most significant influence.”