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?
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).