In Fabric

‘In Fabric’ (2019) Movie Review: Wickedly Original and Delightfully Bizarre

As always, A24 doesn’t disappoint and delivers a uniquely bizarre story that is sure to leave a lasting impression. In Fabric is wickedly original and will blow you away.

In Fabric

This new horror-comedy was written and directed by Peter Strickland. The film stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Gwendoline Christie, Jaygann Ayeh, Fatma Mohamed, Hayley Squires, and Leo Bill. It was produced by Ian Benson, Andrew Boswell, Hilary Davis, Lizzie Francke, Rose Garnett, Phil Hunt, Stephen Kelliher, Compton Ross, Andrew Starke, and Sunny Vohra.

Synopsis for In Fabric

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 the moment I heard about this film, I was intrigued by the idea of a killer dress. Something so simple as fabric being a deadly entity is original and terrifying. There’s also something magical about it. The idea that putting on a new article of clothing can change your life is something that often used to sell high-end shoes, the perfect black dress, and so on but this DRESS has history. It’s wicked and will destroy you.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Fatma Mohamed in In Fabric (2018)
Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Fatma Mohamed in In Fabric (2019)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste delivers a phenomenally captivating performance and steals the show. She’s so eager for change and completely blind by the things happening around her until it’s far too late. Fatma Mohamed is equally exquisite and deliciously wicked. She is the perfect villain, beautiful and deadly.

Still from In Fabric (2019)
Still from In Fabric (2019)

One of the best parts of the film is the stunning cinematography and visuals. It makes you pay close attention to every inch of detail and sucks you into the experience. Along with this, there are some utterly strange and nightmare fueled scenes that will forever be imprinted into my mind. There’s just nothing quite like In Fabric out there, wickedly original and delightfully bizarre.

Final Thoughts

The film just opened in theaters on December 6 and will hit on-demand on December 10. If you love A24 films, I highly recommend checking In Fabric out. It’s original, refreshing, bizarre, and about a killer dress. Enough said.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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