A super-sized Halloween edition of the Carpet finds Thom and Tom considering Paul Schrader’s steamy 1982 Cat People remake along side the more austere 1942 original in Carpet Compares. Your Carpeteers then crow about the film that marks the consensus end of Dario Argento’s peak period, 1987’s Opera. Finally, Argento month draws to a close with a long discussion of director’s giallo work at large in Wall To Wall Carpet.
ARGENTO’s TENEBRAE, plus CARPET COMPARES: VAL LEWTON’s CAT PEOPLE
Thom and Tom continue their month-long excursion into the stylish murder mysteries of Italian horror legend Dario Argento by getting lost in his knotty and ultra-violent 1982 film Tenebrae (20:10). But first, your Carpeteers unfurl a brand new segment, Carpet Compares, considering the atmospheric 1942 Val Lewton horror classic Cat People (3:45) before wrapping their rugs around the steamy 1982 Paul Scrader remake next week.
CARPET CATCH-UP: HALLOWEEN 2018, MANDY, A STAR IS BORN, NETFLIX’s MANIAC, and much, much, much more
Thom and Tom catch up after a long layoff, reacting to their screenings of the new Halloween sequel and coming to blows over the Panos Cosmatos’ instant cult classic Mandy. Plus, Whalen raves A Star Is Born and Thom reports back from a major TV binge, including Netflix’s Maniac, among many, many other sordid takes and digressions.
CARPET STAIN: ROB ZOMBIE’S HALLOWEEN
David Gordon Green’s Halloween remake hits theaters this weekend, and the positive buzz around the 2018 remake might have us forget that this isn’t the first return to Haddonfield we’ve seen century. Dreadlocked metalhead turned horror auteur Rob Zombie tried his hand at resurrecting The Shape in 2007, and the result is one of the more outright reviled horror properties of recent memory. Thom and Tom revisit Zombie’s Halloween remake: is it really that bad?
PROFONDO CARPET: ARGENTO’S DEEP RED, PLUS THE TWIN PEAKS PILOT
All those high hats and funky bass licks can only mean one thing: the blood flows and the Carpet unfurls for Dario Argento’s giallo-to-end-all-gialli, Deep Red (37:50). But first, Thom and Tom warm up for their upcoming deep dive on Twin Peaks: The Return but winding back to where David Lynch’s cult fave series began, Carpet Cleaning 1990’s feature-length Twin Peaks pilot (2:40).
ARGENTO MONTH BEGINS WITH THE BIRD! PLUS,CARPET CLEANING PET SEMATARY
The Carpet welcomes the most blood-curdling month on the calendar by beginning its discussion of Dario Argento’s stylish murder thrillers. Where else to start than with the film that made the giallo form an international craze, his 1970 debut The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (26:35). But first, Thom and Tom dig up another horror icon, Carpet Cleaning the hit 1989 Stephen King adaptation Pet Sematary (3:40).
SUZUKI WALL TO WALL, PLUS CARPET CLEANING ICHI THE KILLER
Thom and Tom wrap Seijun Suzuki month by discussing Youth of the Beast, Toyko Drifter, and Branded to Kill side by side in their Wall To Wall Carpet segment (26:40). But first, your Carpeteers assess Takashi Miike’s infamously brutal cult classic yakuza gore-fest Ichi the Killer in perhaps their ickiest Carpet Cleaning job yet (3:10).
NEW EPISODE: BRANDED TO KILL, 20K LEAGUES
QUICK NEW RELEASE CHECK IN: SEARCHING, LET THE CORPSES TAN, and more…
Siblo and Whalen check in for a quick mini episode reviewing Aneesh Chaganty’s new screen-to-screen thriller Searching, then Siblo offers some quick thoughts on Let The Corpses Tan, Juliet Naked, and John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection.
WE MADE IT TO 50! SUZUKI MONTH CONTINUES WITH TOKYO DRIFTER, PLUS IN OR OUT?
The Carpet unfurls across Japan’s technicolor streets and snow-kissed valleys as Tom and Thom whistle their way through Seijun Suzuki’s wild 1966 film Tokyo Drifter (41:40). But first, your Carpeteers are joined by Rad design man and Fringe Drinking co-host Ryan Williams to play a little In or Out?, dishing takes on Zack Snyder, found footage films, and watching movies with subtitles(2:30).
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