Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a "user of the wheel", must die. Neville, using electricity, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay. Written by
Roald E. Peterson III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The World Is Dead. One Survivor. Then The Others. Crawling In Darkness. The Strangest Sect Of All. *Hunting The Last Man On Earth.*
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British studio Hammer Films had previously contemplated a film adaptation of Richard Matheson
's book under the title of "The Night Creatures", written by Matheson himself. The project was ultimately deemed too graphic, floundered and eventually died. See more
After Neville tries to chase after Richie, but is unable to catch him, and decides to head to the bar, there is a series of four long pull-out shots of Los Angeles. On the fourth shot, it is clearly an aeriel photograph taken of the city due to the sudden blurred image, and is not something that was actually filmed. See more
[the last man on earth wrecks his car
There's never a cop around when you need one.
The opening credits feature the credit "Based on a book by Richard Matheson", and does not give the title of the actual book, I Am Legend. See more
Referenced in 28 Days Later...
Rock 'n' Soul Music
Written by Barry Melton
, Bruce Barthol
, Gary Hirsh, Country Joe McDonald
and David Cohen See more