Though billed as a ghost story in some parts, a creepy horror in others, and with much emphasis on the malevolent dress at the core of the tale – when we interviewed Peter Strickland on his latest film In Fabric – back at the Toronto International Film Festival – he admitted his main inspiration came from something different: department store shopping.

Discussing his own memories spent in that very setting, he talks about the joy in collaborating with Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and comments too on film festival culture, and weighs in on the Netflix vs Cinema debate. He also speaks about his film influences, and what’s next for him…

Watch the full interview below:


During a busy time at a retail department store, various owners of a cursed dress pass it from person to person as it destroys their lives.

In Fabric is released in cinemas across the UK on June 28th