After a mysterious plague decimates the entire planet and wipes out the entire human race, Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) literally believes he is the last man on Earth. But he is certainly not alone, for the plague has turned all those who are infected into mindless zombie-like vampires who sleep during the day and at night call for Robert's blood. During the day, Robert kills as many of the vampires as he can with homemade stakes and collects the goods he needs to survive. By night, he barricades himself into his home in order to see the next sunrise. But while out on his daily errands one day, he comes across vampires that have been killed by someone other than himself, and more importantly, comes across a rather mysterious woman that is able to walk in the sun! Cautiously, Robert brings the woman back to his house, not sure of just where this newfound revelation of information will lead.
Based on the 1954 novel I Am Legend, author Richard Matheson's story of isolation and survival horror is given a 1960's b-movie horror makeover and throws the reigning champion of such films, Vincent Price, into the leading role. If you have not yet read Matheson's story, I urge you to read it post-haste. It is one of finest horror stories to come out in the past century, and with its chronicled inspiration on the likes of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, it is a must-read piece of literature.
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