In Fabric. Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste)
In Fabric

In Fabric

  • 2019 film

Comic horror in which an enchanted dress wreaks havoc on the lives of those who wear it. Stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram and more.

In Fabric. Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2019
Stars
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, Gwendoline Christie, Barry Adamson, Jaygann Ayeh and more
Writer
Peter Strickland
Director
Peter Strickland
Producers
Andy Starke, Ian Benson, Ben Wheatley, Stephen Kelliher, Hilary Davis, Andrew Boswell, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross and more
Companies

In Fabric is a distinctive and haunting tale that blends Giallo-infused horror with absurdist dark humour, to ghostly effect.

Set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period at a mysterious Thames Valley department store, Dentley & Soper's, the film follows the journey of a cursed but strikingly beautiful blood-red dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

Bank clerk and single mother Sheila is the first to buy the dress, to wear on a promising dinner date. After a less-than-successful evening she finds tensions reach new heights with her teenage son and his older girlfriend. However, it's not until she attempts to was the dress that the truly peculiar begins to emerge.

Returning to the shop with another ill-fitting item, she's alarmed to discover that her dress is the exact one modelled in the store's catalogue: and that the model wearing it was killed in a road accident shortly after the photograph was taken. When a series of bizarre reprimands begin at the bank, and after an unprovoked attack by a wild dog - not to mention a series of haunting dreams and - Sheila begins to wonder if the dress itself is the purveyor of such misfortune.

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
119 minutes
UK release
Friday 28th June 2019
Produced
2017 - 2018
Distributors

Curzon

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Saturday 6th February 2021 at 11:20pm on BBC2

Recording details

  • Twickenham Film Studios - Studios
  • Croydon, Reading, Budapest and Visegrad - Locations

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