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
Friday, October 25
Newcomb Hall Theatre
Director: Peter Strickland
Runtime: 119 min.
Featuring: Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, and Gwendoline Christie