Fright Club: In Fabric (2018)
Director: Peter Strickland Run Time: 118 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2018
Starring: Fatma Mohamed, Gwendoline Christie, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English, French
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About the film:
A lonely divorcee visits a bewitching London department store to find a dress to transform her life. She soon finds a perfect, artery-red gown that unleashes a malevolent, unstoppable curse.
“Peter Strickland is a genre fetishist with a dark, delirious sense of humor, and In Fabric is his most ecstatically demented fantasia to date.”
—Nick Schager for The Daily Beast
About the filmmaker:
Peter Strickland is an English filmmaker who rose to prominence with the release of his highly-praised erotic drama The Duke of Burgundy (2014). Using inheritance money from an uncle, Strickland funded his feature directorial debut, Katalin Varga (2009), a revenge drama set in Transylvania. The film, shot on a micro-budget over the course of 17 days, was a critical hit upon its release. Strickland’s second feature, Berberian Sound Studio (2012), premiered at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and was described by various critics as one of the year’s best thrillers. With his star on the rise, Strickland wrote and directed The Duke of Burgundy (2014). The film screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014 to wide praise, thus further cementing Strickland’s status as one of Britain’s emerging young film directors. His latest feature, Flux Gourmet (2022), screened the Film Center in June of this year.See our upcoming films