Pinhole Movie Reviews

In Fabric (2019) by tincolor
December 17, 2019, 4:19 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

This thriller/horror/avant-garde phantasmagoria follows Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Leo Bill as they are unwittingly ensnared in the satanic fabric of a cursed dress. A cadre (cackle?) of witches run a London boutique that sells presumably normal women’s ware except for one dress that leaves mysterious rashes on its wearer. There are many things I love about this movie, not the least of which is the witches’s dialogue, “did the transaction validate your paradigm of consumerism?” which is suitably off kilter for the bizarro delivery of Fatma Mohamed who was also in director Peter Strickland’s excellent Berberian Sound Studio. There is the supporting cast of mostly memorable characters, the bank branch heads, the music by Stereolab alumnus Cavern of Anti-Matter, and the giallo-esque plot, which is both confounding in its opaqueness and engrossing in its complete originality. If you’ve read this far and are still intrigued I’d say worth watching.

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