Due to an experimental vaccine, Dr. Robert Neville 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.
Roald E. Peterson III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pray for the last man alive. Because he's not alone.
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Did You Know?
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, foundered and eventually died. See more
In one scene, Neville and Lisa go into a drugstore and are looking at various types of medications they can use. The world has been deserted for 2 years, meaning no new products would have come in for at least that long. Medicines have manufacturer expiration dates which have been proven to be artificial. Dry pills are stable for many years past the manufacturer expiration dates. This would have been considered as a goof until only recently. 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
Rock 'n' Soul Music
Written and Performed by Barry Melton
, Bruce Barthol
, Gary Hirsh, Country Joe McDonald
and David Cohen See more