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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 gaillo-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.
Wed September 18, 2019, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium
UK, 2018, in English, Color, 118 min, 2.35 : 1, Rated R for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant behavior, and some bloody images • official site
Writer: Peter Strickland, Director: Peter Strickland, Cast: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Leo Bill, Fatma Mohamed, Gwendoline Christie, Hayley Squires