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Ray Russell (III) (1924–1999)


Studied at both the Goodman Memorial Theatre and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. See more trivia »

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Known For

Mr. Sardonicus
Premature Burial
The Incubus
The Incubus Writer


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 2017 Tennessee Gothic (screenplay based on his short story) (post-production)
 1982 The Incubus (novel)
 1966 Chamber of Horrors (story)
 1964 The Horror of It All (written by)
 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (screenplay) / (story)
 1962 Zotz! (screenplay)
 1962 Premature Burial (screenplay by)
 1961 Mr. Sardonicus (novella "Sardonicus") / (screenplay)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Fiction: "The Black Wench", "Playboy" (USA), November 1985, p.88-89+167-178. See more »

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Personal Quote:

"I would say ... ego, guilt, boredom, the need for approval, a love of language, and the desire to entertain myself. I think it was William Saroyan who said he wrote so that he would have something good to read in his old age. That's not a bad reason." (on why he writes)


He was for many years the senior fiction editor of "Playboy" magazine, which published many of his stories. See more »

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