Thought you had enough to be concerned and worry about in everyday life? Well, add In Fabric’s cursed-killer dresses to that list of growing and outlandish fears.
I was able to see Peter Strickland‘s, “In Fabric” at Fantastic Fest and man is it frickin’ great. It takes an idea that on paper seems very tongue in cheek and weaves a tale of mesmerizing horror with darkly funny and elegant beats.
A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory giallo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.