"Duel" is about a driver menaced by a semi-truck.
Set in Nevada, "Throttle" is a about a trucker pitted against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws.
"Duel" is written by Richard Matheson.
"Throttle" is written by Stephen King and Joe Hill and is their story inspired by "Duel".
Road Rage unites Richard Matheson's classic Duel and the contemporary work it inspired--two power-packed short stories by three of the genres most acclaimed authors. Duel, an unforgettable tale about a driver menaced by a semi truck, was the source for Stephen (sic) Spielberg's acclaimed first film of the same name. Throttle, by Stephen King and Joe Hill, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws, in the simmering Nevada desert. Their battle is fought out on twenty miles of the most lonely road in the country, a place where the only thing worse than not knowing what you're up against, is slowing down. . .