2019. USA. 119 min. English.
Director: Peter Strickland Featuring: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, and Gwendoline Christie
Preceded by the short film Ghostwriter
In the months following a painful divorce, Sheila visits a department store in downtown London to purchase a life-altering dress. She leaves with a flattering, blood-red gown, and something far more sinister. The garment begins to leave lesions on her skin, destroys her washing machine, and soon becomes a treacherous adversary in a fight for survival. This hauntingly seductive satire critiques modern consumer culture, blending age-old horror with contemporary dark humor. Bewitching, provocative, and brilliantly bloody, Peter Strickland’s horror comedy brings a trulynew meaning to the phrase “dress to kill.” Introduction by Chandler Ferrebee (VAFF)
This film is part of the Witching Hours series supported by University Programs Council
Newcomb Hall Theatre