In Fabric Reviews

January 2, 2020
"In Fabric" is bespoke horror for a discerning and self-selecting clientele.
December 11, 2019
Few people could get away with making haunted couture seem chilling without being kitsch, or turn ridiculously verbose retail-speak into something both sidesplitting and unnerving.
December 6, 2019
Strickland and his cast play it (sort of) straight, aiming for the difficult target of horror-comedy. Comedy wins, but not without some truly gruesome set pieces that take a shrieking delight in the dress wreaking bloody havoc.
December 6, 2019
A little too arch and over-concocted for its own good...
December 5, 2019
Is "In Fabric" amusing, terrifying or instructive? That cackle you hear, with another twist of the dial, is Strickland's maniacal laughter.
December 5, 2019
Strickland suffuses In Fabric with intense whispers and a celebration of the beautifully twisted.
December 5, 2019
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.
December 3, 2019
In Fabric is a beautiful, unpredictable nightmare for those drawn to giggle in the dark.
Top Critic
December 2, 2019
In Fabric is long on freaky atmospherics and short on explanations, which is probably all the better-nothing is going to make a "killer dress" seem less dopey.
July 1, 2019
The script never flags. Ben Wheatley's credited as a producer and his presence is felt.
June 30, 2019
Strickland's cinematic worlds certainly aren't for everyone... I found it a hoot: knowing, creepy, stylish.
June 27, 2019
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.
June 25, 2019
In this oneiric oddity, consumerism is everything, ultimately devouring even the consumer - while the real horror is the exploitative means of production, carefully kept underground beyond the sight of bourgeois shoppers above.
June 4, 2019
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.
December 13, 2018
A raucous, full-tilt descent into bishop-sleeved madness.
October 18, 2018
In Fabric is a very strange movie... Submit to the exquisite mystery of retail, and enjoy.
September 9, 2018
A movie of ravishing colors and textures that ultimately elevates style and sensuality into something genuinely meaningful.
September 8, 2018
The source may be different for everyone, but the thrill is always the same. "In Fabric" doesn't know what you want, but Peter Strickland is certain that it will drive you wild.
September 8, 2018
The overall exercise is so captivating - despite its taxingly slow pace - that audiences naturally reorient themselves to see where Strickland will take them next.
September 8, 2018
The conceit (killer couture!) is only as good as its context, and this is where In Fabric excels.