BLOOD AND RAD EP! BAY OF RAD! IT’S LIVE!

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!

FEAR THE NEW RAD CARPET EPISODE!

This is the month where fear and radness walk hand in hand!

Thom, Whalen, and CJ5K fire up the fog machine for the first of two episodes on Italian horror granddad Mario Bava, here covering his two early gothic horror films, the influential 1960 satanic shocker Black Sunday and 1963’s kitschy Karloff three-fer Black Sabbath. Your Carpeteers also debut a new segment, Hole in the Carpet, with Whalen introducing Thom and CJ to the feral frights of John Landis’ 1981 cult fave An American Werewolf In London. Beware the moon, stay clear of the moors–and stay very rad!

Is this your first time digging into the visually stimulating world of Mario Bava? What did you think of these movies? Do his films work for you beyond their historical significance? 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! Next episode we’ll be covering yet another period of innovation for Bava–his trend-setting “body count” movies, namely 1964’s Blood and Black Lace and 1971’s Bay of Blood.

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!

Our second Herzog episode is live!

The Rad Carpet has two tons of new episode, and we’re going to pull it over that mountain!

Join Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 as they discuss two of the most critically acclaimed narrative Werner Herzog films, Nosferatu, The Vampyre and Fitzcaraldo, then use the documentary Burden of Dreams to frame a Wall To Wall Carpet segment considering the German director’s work as a whole. But first, the guys have another round of “In or Out?”, unfurling the takes on two stars of later narrative Herzog films, Steve Zahn and Eva Mendes. Children of the night–what radness they make!

We have two more divisive films here from a director who split the Carpet perhaps more than ever before. What did you guys think? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below, on Twitter, and on our Facebook page.

And do check out our newly revised viewing schedule for the remainder 2017–and the first months of 2018! We’ve got the October vibes in full effect next episode with two early films from influential Italian horror director Mario Bava, 1960’s Black Sunday and 1961’s Black Sabbath.

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.

Happy listening and happy viewing… stay rad!