In Fabric

118 mins
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In an eerie department store, a cursed dress passes from person to person, corrupting their lives in this surreal horror... More

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In Fabric | Ratings & Reviews

Fashion is murder in this nutty horror vision from director Peter Strickland: the vampy department store witches are especially fab.

"Peter Strickland’s latest is also his outright funniest, not lacking in the ultra-stylised look of previous outings Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, but also not shy about tons of outright gags to sit alongside some of the can’t-help-but-laugh absurdity. Fatma Mohamed is a deadpan revelation as department store sales assistant/occult something-or-other Miss Luckmoore, whose virtually every utterance or facial expression brought the house down. A bonkers crowdpleaser (bonkers film or audience, you be the judge) from a filmmaker who evidently has something against bosses, who vary here from friendly-oppressive to outright-oppressive—or jizzing across the screen while watching… you’ll see."


"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."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"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."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"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."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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."

Time OutTime Out

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

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

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


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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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


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R13, Horror & sexual references
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