What’s that lurking in the shadows? It’s a new episode of The Rad Carpet!

Thom, Whalen, and CJ5K are back in grisly technicolor to wrap up their month on Italy’s granddaddy of horror, Mario Bava, watching and discussing his hyper-stylish giallo trendsetter Blood and Black Lace as well as his extravagantly violent 70s proto-slasher Bay of Blood. After that, your blood-soaked Carpeteers wrap up a month of Italoshocks with another Wall to Wall Carpet segment, chatting more broadly about Bava’s preoccupations as a director and his relationship to other prominent filmmakers in the genre. But first, it’s a fresh round of “In or Out?”, with the fellas unfurling many a take on movie trailers, trailer culture, and simultaneous theater and VOD release. This episode is rated R–for Rad!

What did you guys think of these two Bava bloodbaths? Did their high body counts and overall cynicism hold you at arm’s length, or did you revel in the stylish mayhem? Which of the four Bava films that we covered this month  was your favorite? What are your takes on trailer culture and VOD releases? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below, on Twitter, and on our Facebook page.

And do check out our viewing schedule for the remainder 2017–and the first months of 2018! On our next episode, we’ll be tentatively dipping our toe into the directorial work of Goerge Clooney, whose new Coen-penned film Suburbicon appears to be a bomb with audiences and critics alike. Will the Carpet also be holding its nose? We’ll discuss that film, as well as Clooney’s slept-on 2014 ensemble war film Monuments Men.

If you’re looking for ways to contribute to the pod and help us continue to unfurl the Carpet with pride, head over to our pages on iTunes and Stitcher and throw us a rating and review–we’d really appreciate it.

Enjoy the spooky stuff–and stay rad!


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