Charles Beaumont

Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) was a prolific American author of speculative fiction, including short stories in the horror and science fiction subgenres. He is perhaps best remembered as the writer of many classic Twilight Zone episodes (many of them based upon his own short stories), and also penned feature film screenplays, among them 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, The Intruder (based on his own novel) and The Masque of the Red Death. As best-selling novelist Dean R. Koontz has said, “[Charles Beaumont was] one of the seminal influences on writers of the fantastic and macabre.”