The Rad Carpet is grabbing the faun by its horns for our first episode on the fantasy films of Guillermo del Toro!

Thom, Whalen, and CJ5K brave the maze as they discuss the Mexican director’s iconic 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth, then turn to redder pastures for Del Toro’s more divisive 2015 gothic horror Crimson Peak. Before that, your Carpeteers have another round of In or Out?, this time keying off the recent release of James Franco’s Disaster Artist by sharing their takes on “so bad they’re good” movies. The fellas also fire up the inaugural Carpetspondance segment by digging into a listener e-mail. This ep is as dense and colorful as a Del Toro set piece–dig in, get rad!

Pan’s Labyrinth is probably the most widely beloved film we’ve covered in depth on the Carpet–where do you stand on Del Toro’s signature film? Do you bleed Crimson? Do you dig on “so bad they’re good” films? What are some of your favorites? Hit us with your takes on Twitter (@theradcarpet), via email (, or in the comment section below!

We’ll be strapping our snorkels for Del Toro’s recently released Oscar heavy The Shape of Water next time around, along with the director’s early hit The Devil’s Backbone, plus a bunch of 2017 wrap-up content–stay tuned, and stay rad!


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