Tell me this doesn't make you want to find your copy and reread it (or read it for the first time):
KING: The biggest influence on my life, and it’s gonna be a movie [again] in December, I am Legend by Richard Matheson. I read Poe and all those guys, and I thought that they were good, but I didn’t have that kind of visceral connection where I thought oh yeah, this guy is doing it on my block, I like that.
DARABONT: That’s one of my top five favorite books.
KING: I love that.
DARABONT: It’s high on the list.
KING: And it’s on the best seller list again now too.
DARABONT: Is it really?
DARABONT: Oh good, they’re reading the book ‘cause—does [the new movie] really look like I Am Legend or does it look like kind of a remake of The Omega Man?
KING: I haven’t seen the movie, they’re reading the book.
DARABONT: Yeah, that’s great, that’s awesome.
They mention many familiar names familiar to those of us who grew up watching/reading SF: Beaumont, Block, Bradbury ("a god"). Even Walter M. Miller, Jr. gets a shout-out. Modern writers get mentioned as well, including Alan Moore and David Mamet (for dialogue). Kelly Link's the only woman mentioned, as I recall, but even a luminary such as Gene Wolfe has praised Miz Link's imagination and prose, so, not surprising. :)