A witchy sales-matron (Transylvanian actress Fatma Mohamed) sells an artery-red dress to unsuspecting single mother Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) at a posh department store. This sparks off a sort of curse, as the dress passes from person to person, each time with devastating consequences.
In Fabric straddles the line between campy high-art and chilling menace, pulling audiences into a hazily hypnotic abstraction of ’90s Britain. Blending ravishing colours, sounds and textures, British horror maven Peter Strickland serves up an otherworldly cornucopia of delights in this B-movie Italian giallo homage. He takes aim at the hypnotic appeal of consumerism, channeling Dawn of the Dead and American Horror Story, to cement his place as one of today’s most innovative genre directors.
BBFC Advice: Contains strong sex references, sex, bloody images.
Running Time: 1hr 58mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Peter Strictland
Country of Origin: UK, USA
Year of release: 2019