“Be bold. Your date will compliment you,” Miss Luckmoore (Fatma Mohamed)
Giallo is totally overrated as a movie genre. And the modern references have been done to death. Writer-director Peter Strickland has spent his last two feature film projects (THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO) spoofing and homaging the acquired taste to mixed effect. The opening credits sequence worryingly suggested he might be ploughing the same fatigued furrow. However, hold the perspiration, IN FABRIC is an enjoyable and unsettling horror-comedy mash-up. This initial montage is packed with screams and grimaces, foreshadowing what is to come.
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