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In Fabric (2018)

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In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Jill
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Sheila
Julian Barratt ... Stash
Steve Oram ... Clive
Jaygann Ayeh ... Vince
Zsolt Páll Zsolt Páll ... Lonely Heart on Horseback
Richard Bremmer ... Mr. Lundy
Deborah Griffin Deborah Griffin ... Miss Kolliston
Fatma Mohamed ... Miss Luckmoore
Susanna Cappellaro ... Miss Lullworth
Catherine Backhouse Catherine Backhouse ... Miss Brimblecombes
Gwendoline Christie ... Gwen
Pano Masti ... Vlassis the Waiter
Anthony Adjekum Anthony Adjekum ... Adonis
Antonio Mancino ... Sandro the Waiter


In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..

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Rated R for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant behavior, and some bloody images | See all certifications »

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Ideological related to Sigmund Freud's theories of fetishism, and Cornell Woolrich's novella "I'm Dangerous Tonight" (1937). See more »


loudspeaker in department store: A dramatic affliction has compromised our trusted department store. Get out graciously.
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Includes a credit for "Mannequin Pubic Hair". See more »


Steel Dream March of the Metal Men
Written by Steven Stapleton
Performed by Steven Stapleton & Colin Potter
Licensed courtesy of Steven Stapleton
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Half A Great Movie
2 October 2019 | by angelakenney-52982See all my reviews

There's something admirable about taking a film about a killer dress deathly seriously. It's this sort of commitment we just don't see in movies anymore and In Fabric should be applauded for daring to take its subject matter seriously.

In Fabric does start off well with Marianne Jean-Baptiste turning in a fantastic performance as a recently divorced woman working a soul crushing job, trying to take care of her rebellious live-at-home son and his truly awful girlfriend, and making time to go on dates with a bevvy of losers. Instantly, we can relate to this woman's plight and when she finds this beautiful red dress at a mysterious department store, it seems like things are looking up...until the dress starts making bad things happen. First of all, it doesn't want to be washed, so it causes washing machines to explode and, second of all, it was last worn by a model who met a gruesome end. Will our hapless heroine be next?

In Fabric's biggest issue is that it feels like a short Tales From the Crypt episode extended to almost two full hours, which leaves the audience mostly bored after the first hour. There's a major detour the film takes mid-way through when it gets bored with its heroine and introduces a new set of characters which brings the film down, because we don't care about them nearly as much. Maybe if Jean-Baptiste hadn't been so phenomenal in the first half or they'd decided to make a film about multiple characters encountering this red dress, it wouldn't have been as jarring a switch.

It looks stunning, has atmosphere in spades, and the music score is haunting, but it goes on for far too long and ends in the most anti-climactic way imaginable. It's still worthy of your time, but it's a shame a few things get in the way of it being really excellent.

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English | French

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Croydon, London, England, UK See more »


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2.35 : 1
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