There are some inanimate objects that, when animated, automatically lend themselves to horror.
It can be crucifixes spinning, it can be porcelain dolls moving, it can be even be vintage American cars coming to life. There's now a new inanimate object that can be added to this inventory of horror, and it's a killer dress.
'In Fabric', written and directed by Peter Strickland, follows a dress bought a middle-aged woman that is imbued with supernatural abilities that can withstand machine washes, knives, and is riddled with some kind of evil incantation in the hem of it. Think 'Phantom Thread', but if it was directed by Dario Argento and you're sort of on the right track.
The movie first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and has already reached a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on early reviews. All of which, by the way, we're including to remind you that this is not a piss-take movie and is actually real. In fact, it's even got a pretty terrific cast. For example, Academy Award-nominated actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste leads the cast. 'Game of Thrones' alum Gwendoline Christie also has a role, as does 'The Mighty Boosh' star Julian Baratt. 'Westworld' / 'Borgen' lead Sidse Babett Knudsen.
Obviously, there's flashes of comedy in it, but yes, it's a movie about a killer dress. Literally. 'In Fabric' arrives in Irish cinemas on June 28th.