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).

Did you survive Ichi the Killer? Which of these Suzuki films is your favorite?
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NEW EPISODE: BRANDED TO KILL, 20K LEAGUES

Just when you thought Suzuki month couldn’t get any weirder, Thom and Tom watch and discuss the film that got Seijun Suzuki blacklisted from the Japanese film industry for a decade, the utterly bonkers Branded To Kill (26:40). But first, Siblo takes Whalen deep for a Hole In The Carpet segment on Disney’s 1954 FX landmark 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2:50).
Did Branded to Kill send you spinning? Get your feet wet with 20,000 Leagues? Let us know via theradcarpet@gmail.com, on Twitter, on Instagram, or on Facebook.

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).

Where do you stand on Snyder, on found footage, on cuing up the subs? Weigh in at theradcarpet@gmail.com, on Twitteron Instagram, or on Facebook.