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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
1925
*** Tartuffe 1925 Tartuffe (1925) on IMDb
1931
*** Rich and Strange 1931 Rich and Strange (1931) on IMDb
1933
*** By Candlelight 1933 By Candlelight (1933) on IMDb
1940
*** The House of the Seven Gables 1940 The House of the Seven Gables (1940) on IMDb
1943
*** The Outlaw 1943 The Outlaw (1943) on IMDb
*** The Return of the Vampire 1943 The Return of the Vampire (1943) on IMDb
1944
*** The Suspect 1944 The Suspect (1944) on IMDb
1947
*** I Walk Alone 1947 I Walk Alone (1947) on IMDb
1948
*** Portrait of Jennie 1948 Portrait of Jennie (1948) on IMDb
1949
*** Prince of Foxes 1949 Prince of Foxes (1949) on IMDb
1950
*** Convicted 1950 Convicted (1950) on IMDb
1952
*** The Wild Heart 1952 The Wild Heart (1952) on IMDb
1955
*** Not as a Stranger 1955 Not as a Stranger (1955) on IMDb
1957
*** Man in the Shadow 1957 Man in the Shadow (1957) on IMDb
1958
*** I Married a Monster from Outer Space 1958 I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) on IMDb
1959
*** 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
1962
**** The Horrible Dr. Hichcock 1962 The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) on IMDb
*** The Phantom of the Opera 1962 The Phantom of the Opera (1962) on IMDb
*** The Secret of the Red Orchid 1962 The Secret of the Red Orchid (1962) on IMDb
1963
*** 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
1964
*** The Castle of the Living Dead 1964 The Castle of the Living Dead (1964) on IMDb
1965
*** The Ipcress File 1965 The Ipcress File (1965) on IMDb
1966
*** 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
1967
*** The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism 1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) on IMDb
1968
*** Danger: Diabolik 1968 Danger: Diabolik (1968) on IMDb
*** Death Laid an Egg 1968 Death Laid an Egg (1968) on IMDb
*** Naked You Die 1968 Naked You Die (1968) on IMDb
*** A Quiet Place in the Country 1968 A Quiet Place in the Country (1968) on IMDb
*** Satanik 1968 Satanik (1968) on IMDb
1969
*** Beatrice Cenci 1969 Beatrice Cenci (1969) on IMDb
*** Django the Bastard 1969 Django the Bastard (1969) on IMDb
*** El puro 1969 El puro (1969) on IMDb
*** Fangs of the Living Dead 1969 Fangs of the Living Dead (1969) on IMDb
**** The Girl from Rio 1969 The Girl from Rio (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
*** Three Into Two Won’t Go 1969 Three Into Two Won’t Go (1969) on IMDb
1970
**** 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
**** The Bloody Judge 1970 The Bloody Judge (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
1971
*** 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
1972
*** The Crimes of the Black Cat 1972 The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972) on IMDb
*** Delirium 1972 Delirium (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
1973
*** A Candle for the Devil 1973 A Candle for the Devil (1973) on IMDb
*** Death Carries a Cane 1973 Death Carries a Cane (1973) on IMDb
**** The Five Days 1973 The Five Days (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
1974
*** Almost Human 1974 Almost Human (1974) on IMDb
*** The Beast Must Die 1974 The Beast Must Die (1974) on IMDb
*** Dark Places 1974 Dark Places (1974) on IMDb
*** Five Women for the Killer 1974 Five Women for the Killer (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
1975
*** 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
1976
*** Free Hand for a Tough Cop 1976 Free Hand for a Tough Cop (1976) on IMDb
*** Grizzly 1976 Grizzly (1976) on IMDb
*** The Tenant 1976 The Tenant (1976) on IMDb
1977
*** 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
*** Tentacles 1977 Tentacles (1977) on IMDb
*** Tintorera 1977 Tintorera (1977) on IMDb
1978
*** The Bloodstained Shadow 1978 The Bloodstained Shadow (1978) 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
*** Magnum Cop 1978 Magnum Cop (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
1979
*** 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
1980
**** 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
*** The Last Hunter 1980 The Last Hunter (1980) on IMDb
*** Macabre 1980 Macabre (1980) on IMDb
**** Schizoid 1980 Schizoid (1980) on IMDb
1981
**** Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror 1981 Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) on IMDb
**** Dead & Buried 1981 Dead & Buried (1981) on IMDb
1982
*** Apocalipsis sexual 1982 Apocalipsis sexual (1982) on IMDb
**** The New York Ripper 1982 The New York Ripper (1982) on IMDb
**** Vigilante 1982 Vigilante (1982) on IMDb
1983
*** Conquest 1983 Conquest (1983) on IMDb
1984
*** Murder-Rock: Dancing Death 1984 Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984) on IMDb
*** The Sinister Dr. Orloff 1984 The Sinister Dr. Orloff (1984) on IMDb
*** Warriors of the Year 2072 1984 Warriors of the Year 2072 (1984) on IMDb
1985
*** Phenomena 1985 Phenomena (1985) on IMDb
1986
*** The Devil’s Honey 1986 The Devil’s Honey (1986) on IMDb
1987
*** 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
1988
*** Blood Delirium 1988 Blood Delirium (1988) on IMDb
*** Paganini Horror 1988 Paganini Horror (1988) on IMDb
*** Zombi 3 1988 Zombi 3 (1988) on IMDb
1989
*** Hitcher in the Dark 1989 Hitcher in the Dark (1989) on IMDb
1990
*** Beyond Darkness 1990 Beyond Darkness (1990) on IMDb
**** Two Evil Eyes 1990 Two Evil Eyes (1990) on IMDb
1991
*** The Sect 1991 The Sect (1991) on IMDb
1992
*** Bitter Moon 1992 Bitter Moon (1992) on IMDb
1996
*** 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
2001
*** Sleepless 2001 Sleepless (2001) on IMDb
2003
*** The Card Player 2003 The Card Player (2003) on IMDb
*** In Hell 2003 In Hell (2003) on IMDb
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