In Fabric ★★★★

To the Devil… a Department Store?

Strickland is ever the playful formalist, and here that formalism extends completely into the dialogue itself, resulting in about half of this very funny horror comedy’s laughs. Although this doesn’t reach for the emotional resonance of The Duke of Burgundy nor the sustained sense of madness of Berberian Sound Studio, it’s probably the most effortlessly watchable thing that the director has turned out to date… Think a postmodern tribute to Death Bed or Halloween III and you’re in the right ballpark.