The Carpet’s David Lynch deep dive continues as Thom and Tom gobble up parts 3 and 4 of Twin Peaks: The Return (29:15), but not before welcoming Sensitive Evan on for a round of the old In or Out?, where the trio dish takes on Lynch players Naomi Watts, Bill Pullman, and Matthew Lillard (3:10).
The Rad Carpet parts the red curtains to begin its episode by episode discussion of David Lynch’s 2017 Showtime limited series, Twin Peaks: The Return, beginning here with episodes 1 and 2. But first, Thom and Tom welcome special guests Ryan Williams from the Fringe Drinking podcast and Sensitive Evan from Rad Carpet infamy for reactions on the splatterific new WW2 action film from Julius Avery, Overlord.
***Note: the discussion of The Return Part 3 that we mention up top got stranded in the Black Lodge, but we’ll rerecord our thoughts on that episode very soon!
October may be through but the screams keep coming on the the Carpet, as Thom and Tom talk through two of the freakiest films they’ve discussed all year, beginning with a Rad Ticket discussion of Luca Guadagnino’s utterly gonzo Suspiria remake, with a section for spoilers. Then the two-month Twin Peaks: The Return deep dive begins with a Carpet Stain segment on David Lynch’s harshly received prequel feature, Fire Walk With Me.
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.
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.
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.
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?