Larrge and apocalyps - the plague - symbiotic

War (11th century incarnation)
War (19th century incarnation)
Abraham Kieros
Decimus Furius

An early inspirational work of the genre was Richard Matheson 's novel I Am Legend (1954), which featured a lone survivor named Robert Neville waging a war against a human population transformed into vampires . [1] The novel has been adapted into several screenplays, including The Last Man on Earth (1964), starring Vincent Price , and The Omega Man (1971), starring Charlton Heston . A 2007 film version also titled I Am Legend starred Will Smith , in a more contemporary setting. [2] George A. Romero began the idea with his apocalyptic feature Night of the Living Dead (1968) from Matheson, but substituted vampires with shuffling ghouls, identified after its release as zombies. [3]