In Fabric

In Fabric

In Fabric

In an eerie department store, a cursed dress passes from person to person, corrupting their lives in this surreal horror from Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio).

During a wintertime sale, a sinister sales-matron (Fatma Mohamed) introduces customers to a scarlet garment with ill intent - overseen by a pair of bureaucrats (Steve Oram and The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt). Co-stars Gwendoline Christie, Sidse Babett Knudsen (Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy) and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

2018Rating: MA15+, Strong supernatural themes, sex and nudity118 minsUK
HorrorFestival & Independent
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Killer Fashion

I’m not a fan of Peter Strickland’s previous films, but his latest lands with delightfully bonkers aplomb. A stylish, perverse and often hilarious collision of genres, fetishism and, um, killer fashion.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This is a film with a split personality: the notion of beauty as evil is partly tongue-in-cheek and partly not, as if Strickland were asking himself, guiltily, “Ought I to be an artist?” The question, however, may be premature depending on whether you think he is one.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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The film spaces out several nasty and effective frights. And as its narrative seems to deliberately devolve into a dissociative dream, even the funny material hits with a choke in the throat.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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I can imagine Rick Wakeman turning this film into a triple concept album or a character in a Jonathan Coe novel becoming obsessed with it.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

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If you haven't yet guessed, Strickland's real terror concerns our addiction to buying things, and In Fabric goes way beyond zombies in a mall.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A movie of ravishing colours and textures that ultimately elevates style and sensuality into something genuinely meaningful.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The overall exercise is so captivating - despite its taxingly slow pace - that audiences naturally reorient themselves to see where Strickland will take them next.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The conceit (killer couture!) is only as good as its context, and this is where In Fabric excels.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

…a beautifully realised film that engages with the true potentials of contemporary cinema.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This is a film with a split personality: the notion of beauty as evil is partly tongue-in-cheek and partly not, as if Strickland were asking himself, guiltily, “Ought I to be an artist?” The question, however, may be premature depending on whether you think he is one.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film spaces out several nasty and effective frights. And as its narrative seems to deliberately devolve into a dissociative dream, even the funny material hits with a choke in the throat.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I can imagine Rick Wakeman turning this film into a triple concept album or a character in a Jonathan Coe novel becoming obsessed with it.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

If you haven't yet guessed, Strickland's real terror concerns our addiction to buying things, and In Fabric goes way beyond zombies in a mall.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A movie of ravishing colours and textures that ultimately elevates style and sensuality into something genuinely meaningful.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The overall exercise is so captivating - despite its taxingly slow pace - that audiences naturally reorient themselves to see where Strickland will take them next.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The conceit (killer couture!) is only as good as its context, and this is where In Fabric excels.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

…a beautifully realised film that engages with the true potentials of contemporary cinema.

0

Killer Fashion

I’m not a fan of Peter Strickland’s previous films, but his latest lands with delightfully bonkers aplomb. A stylish, perverse and often hilarious collision of genres, fetishism and, um, killer fashion.

4.0
0