Directed by Boris Sagal • 1971 • United States
Starring Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash
The second screen adaptation of Richard Matheson’s oft-filmed science-fiction novel I AM LEGEND stars Charlton Heston as Neville, seemingly the sole human survivor of a biological catastrophe, who finds himself locked in a life-or-death struggle with a horde of nocturnal mutants. When he discovers a band of fellow survivors, Neville joins forces with them to save the human race. Offering a memorably chilling vision of a desolate, postapocalyptic Los Angeles, this nightmarish cautionary thriller blends blistering action set pieces with a healthy dose of seventies grit.