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In Fabric Reviews

March 19, 2020
I was mesmerized.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
March 11, 2020
This is not the film to see if you're after a sleazy good time. It's more like a game of hunt the symbol, with possible interpretations scattered so thickly it is hard to pick just one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 2, 2020
"In Fabric" is bespoke horror for a discerning and self-selecting clientele.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 8, 2019
In Fabric feels like [Peter] Strickland at his most free and playful.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2019
The script never flags. Ben Wheatley's credited as a producer and his presence is felt.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 30, 2019
Strickland's cinematic worlds certainly aren't for everyone... I found it a hoot: knowing, creepy, stylish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2019
As funny and beautiful and troubling as anything I have seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2019
Well before the close, the plot runs out of plot. But for Strickland fans there will be a fascination in learning - or waiting to learn - how far he will take his creepy theme and its crescent variations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.