In Fabric. Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste).

In Fabric

2019 British comedy film horror about a dress. Stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram and others.

In Fabric. Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste).

In Fabric

Comic horror in which an enchanted dress wreaks havoc on the lives of those who wear it

Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, Gwendoline Christie, Barry Adamson, Jaygann Ayeh and others
Peter Strickland
Peter Strickland
Andy Starke

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.

Production Details

UK certificate
119 minutes
Release date
Friday 28th June 2019
2017 - 2018


Production companies
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 6th February 2021 at 11:20pm on BBC2

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