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Troy Howarth

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Troy Howarth was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania—about 90 minutes-or-so from George A. Romero-ville, a.k.a. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A genre fanatic from a worryingly early age, he started writing for his own amusement while still a beardless youth. He wrote his first book on Italian cult cinema while still in college and has since racked up a number of books on everything from Italian cinema to Spanish cinema and beyond. His favourite filmmakers include the likes of Mario Bava, Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese, Federico Fellini, and Werner Herzog—and in more recent years he has managed to parlay his love of the medium into an absurd number of audio commentaries, liner notes, and audio essays included in DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD releases from the likes of Shout! Factory, Kino Lorber, Synapse Films, 88 Films, Arrow Video, Blue Underground, and more. He has also contributed articles and essays to various publications. A social worker by profession, he enjoys spending what little free time he possesses with his dog Max and his cat Wookie.

Books by Troy Howarth

Films on which Troy Howarth provides commentary

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Title Year IMDb Rating
*** Tartuffe 1925 Tartuffe (1925) on IMDb
*** Rich and Strange 1931 Rich and Strange (1931) on IMDb
*** By Candlelight 1933 By Candlelight (1933) on IMDb
*** The House of the Seven Gables 1940 The House of the Seven Gables (1940) on IMDb
*** The Outlaw 1943 The Outlaw (1943) on IMDb
*** The Return of the Vampire 1943 The Return of the Vampire (1943) on IMDb
*** The Suspect 1944 The Suspect (1944) on IMDb
*** I Walk Alone 1947 I Walk Alone (1947) on IMDb
*** Portrait of Jennie 1948 Portrait of Jennie (1948) on IMDb
*** Prince of Foxes 1949 Prince of Foxes (1949) on IMDb
*** Convicted 1950 Convicted (1950) on IMDb
*** The Wild Heart 1952 The Wild Heart (1952) on IMDb
*** Not as a Stranger 1955 Not as a Stranger (1955) on IMDb
*** Man in the Shadow 1957 Man in the Shadow (1957) on IMDb
*** Caltiki, the Immortal Monster 1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) on IMDb
*** The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) on IMDb
*** The Wasp Woman 1959 The Wasp Woman (1959) on IMDb
*** The Phantom of the Opera 1962 The Phantom of the Opera (1962) on IMDb
*** Secret of the Red Orchid 1962 Secret of the Red Orchid (1962) on IMDb
*** The Kiss of the Vampire 1963 The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) on IMDb
*** The Whip and the Body 1963 The Whip and the Body (1963) on IMDb
*** The Castle of the Living Dead 1964 The Castle of the Living Dead (1964) on IMDb
*** The Ipcress File 1965 The Ipcress File (1965) on IMDb
*** Dracula: Prince of Darkness 1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) on IMDb
*** The Plague of the Zombies 1966 The Plague of the Zombies (1966) on IMDb
*** The Psychopath 1966 The Psychopath (1966) on IMDb
*** The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism 1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) on IMDb
*** Danger: Diabolik 1968 Danger: Diabolik (1968) on IMDb
*** Death Laid an Egg 1968 Death Laid an Egg (1968) on IMDb
*** A Quiet Place in the Country 1968 A Quiet Place in the Country (1968) on IMDb
*** Beatrice Cenci 1969 Beatrice Cenci (1969) on IMDb
*** Django the Bastard 1969 Django the Bastard (1969) on IMDb
*** Fangs of the Living Dead 1969 Fangs of the Living Dead (1969) on IMDb
**** Marquis de Sade’s Justine 1969 Marquis de Sade’s Justine (1969) on IMDb
*** Orgasmo 1969 Orgasmo (1969) on IMDb
*** So Sweet... So Perverse 1969 So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) on IMDb
*** And Soon the Darkness 1970 And Soon the Darkness (1970) on IMDb
*** Assignment Terror 1970 Assignment Terror (1970) on IMDb
**** The Bird with the Crystal Plumage 1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) on IMDb
**** Eugenie 1970 Eugenie (1970) on IMDb
*** Hatchet for the Honeymoon 1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) on IMDb
*** A Quiet Place to Kill 1970 A Quiet Place to Kill (1970) on IMDb
*** The Brotherhood of Satan 1971 The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) on IMDb
*** The Devil’s Nightmare 1971 The Devil’s Nightmare (1971) on IMDb
*** Four Flies on Grey Velvet 1971 Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) on IMDb
*** The House That Dripped Blood 1971 The House That Dripped Blood (1971) on IMDb
*** An Ideal Place to Kill 1971 An Ideal Place to Kill (1971) on IMDb
*** In the Eye of the Hurricane 1971 In the Eye of the Hurricane (1971) on IMDb
*** The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave 1971 The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) on IMDb
*** The Crimes of the Black Cat 1972 The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972) on IMDb
*** Don’t Torture a Duckling 1972 Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) on IMDb
*** Fear in the Night 1972 Fear in the Night (1972) on IMDb
*** The Fiend 1972 The Fiend (1972) on IMDb
*** The Fury of the Wolfman 1972 The Fury of the Wolfman (1972) on IMDb
*** Grave of the Vampire 1972 Grave of the Vampire (1972) on IMDb
*** Knife of Ice 1972 Knife of Ice (1972) on IMDb
*** Night of the Scorpion 1972 Night of the Scorpion (1972) on IMDb
*** Seven Blood-Stained Orchids 1972 Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972) on IMDb
* Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) on IMDb
*** Smile Before Death 1972 Smile Before Death (1972) on IMDb
*** Tombs of the Blind Dead 1972 Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) on IMDb
*** What Have You Done to Solange? 1972 What Have You Done to Solange? (1972) on IMDb
*** Who Saw Her Die? 1972 Who Saw Her Die? (1972) on IMDb
*** A Candle for the Devil 1973 A Candle for the Devil (1973) on IMDb
*** The Legend of Blood Castle 1973 The Legend of Blood Castle (1973) on IMDb
*** Scream, Pretty Peggy 1973 Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973) on IMDb
*** Seven Deaths in the Cats Eyes 1973 Seven Deaths in the Cats Eyes (1973) on IMDb
*** The Beast Must Die 1974 The Beast Must Die (1974) on IMDb
*** Dark Places 1974 Dark Places (1974) on IMDb
*** The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue 1974 The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) on IMDb
*** Street Law 1974 Street Law (1974) on IMDb
*** What Have They Done to Your Daughters? 1974 What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974) on IMDb
*** Bug 1975 Bug (1975) on IMDb
**** Deep Red 1975 Deep Red (1975) on IMDb
*** A Dragonfly for Each Corpse 1975 A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975) on IMDb
*** Exorcism 1975 Exorcism (1975) on IMDb
*** Eyeball 1975 Eyeball (1975) on IMDb
*** Leonor 1975 Leonor (1975) on IMDb
*** The Mummy’s Revenge 1975 The Mummy’s Revenge (1975) on IMDb
*** The Suspicious Death of a Minor 1975 The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975) on IMDb
*** Grizzly 1976 Grizzly (1976) on IMDb
*** The Tenant 1976 The Tenant (1976) on IMDb
*** Tough Cop 1976 Tough Cop (1976) on IMDb
*** All the Souls… Except the Dead 1977 All the Souls… Except the Dead (1977) on IMDb
*** Blood and Diamonds 1977 Blood and Diamonds (1977) on IMDb
*** The Gestapo’s Last Orgy 1977 The Gestapo’s Last Orgy (1977) on IMDb
*** The Psychic 1977 The Psychic (1977) on IMDb
*** Suspiria 1977 Suspiria (1977) on IMDb
*** Tintorera 1977 Tintorera (1977) on IMDb
* Brothers Till We Die 1978 Brothers Till We Die (1978) on IMDb
*** The Frenchman’s Garden 1978 The Frenchman’s Garden (1978) on IMDb
*** The Manitou 1978 The Manitou (1978) on IMDb
*** The Pyjama Girl Case 1978 The Pyjama Girl Case (1978) on IMDb
**** The Toolbox Murders 1978 The Toolbox Murders (1978) on IMDb
*** Trauma 1978 Trauma (1978) on IMDb
*** The Devil Incarnate 1979 The Devil Incarnate (1979) on IMDb
*** Giallo in Venice 1979 Giallo in Venice (1979) on IMDb
*** The Great Alligator 1979 The Great Alligator (1979) on IMDb
**** Zombi 2 1979 Zombi 2 (1979) on IMDb
*** City of the Living Dead 1980 City of the Living Dead (1980) on IMDb
*** Contraband 1980 Contraband (1980) on IMDb
**** Hell of the Living Dead 1980 Hell of the Living Dead (1980) on IMDb
*** Macabre 1980 Macabre (1980) on IMDb
**** The New York Ripper 1982 The New York Ripper (1982) on IMDb
**** Vigilante 1982 Vigilante (1982) on IMDb
*** Conquest 1983 Conquest (1983) on IMDb
*** Murder-Rock: Dancing Death 1984 Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984) on IMDb
*** Phenomena 1985 Phenomena (1985) on IMDb
*** The Devil’s Honey 1986 The Devil’s Honey (1986) on IMDb
*** Aenigma 1987 Aenigma (1987) on IMDb
*** The Barbarians 1987 The Barbarians (1987) on IMDb
*** Bloody New Year 1987 Bloody New Year (1987) on IMDb
*** Eleven Days, Eleven Nights 1987 Eleven Days, Eleven Nights (1987) on IMDb
*** Opera 1987 Opera (1987) on IMDb
*** Blood Delirium 1988 Blood Delirium (1988) on IMDb
* Zombi 3 1988 Zombi 3 (1988) on IMDb
*** Hitcher in the Dark 1989 Hitcher in the Dark (1989) on IMDb
*** Paganini Horror 1989 Paganini Horror (1989) on IMDb
*** Beyond Darkness 1990 Beyond Darkness (1990) on IMDb
*** Two Evil Eyes 1990 Two Evil Eyes (1990) on IMDb
*** The Sect 1991 The Sect (1991) on IMDb
*** Bitter Moon 1992 Bitter Moon (1992) on IMDb
*** Killer Barbys 1996 Killer Barbys (1996) on IMDb
*** The Stendhal Syndrome 1996 The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) on IMDb
*** Trilogy of Terror II 1996 Trilogy of Terror II (1996) on IMDb
*** Sleepless 2001 Sleepless (2001) on IMDb
*** The Card Player 2003 The Card Player (2003) on IMDb
*** In Hell 2003 In Hell (2003) on IMDb
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