A good ‘horror/comedy’ film is hard to make. Most everyone who attempts to make one fails, but there have been a few exceptions: Shaun of the Dead, The Cabin in the Woods, What We Do in the Shadows, and a few others.
A24 is dipping their toes in the murky horror/comedy water with the upcoming film, In Fabric.
Peter Strickland is the director/writer behind the film, which “follows a woman named Sheila (Oscar-nominated Secrets & Lies actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste) who indulges in a bit of retail therapy following a painful separation from her husband. While shopping at a posh department store in London, she takes some fashion advice from a peculiar saleswoman who promises that a particular crimson dress will transform her life for the better.”
But obviously it doesn’t. The dress appears to be cursed by some evil spirit, and after wearing the dress on a first date, she begins to notice wounds all over her body.
Sounds entertaining enough, yeah? In Fabric had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September of 2018 and received mostly positive reviews.
It’ll hit theaters later this year…