Showing off his skill for sensory conveyance on screen with “The Duke of Burgundy” and “Berberian Sound Studio,” filmmaker Peter Strickland returns with a pulpy horror thriller that feels like something out of Dario Argento’s early filmography.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays a lonely woman recently separated from her husband who visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life.
She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown – which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.
Gwendoline Christie, Hayley Squires and Julian Barratt co-star in the film which A24 is slated to release sometime this Fall. Check out the just-released first trailer below.