The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Review)[Weirdo Wednesdays]
Updated: Jun 24
This is a movie that I had heard a lot of hype around, but I had been avoiding any trailers or information just so I could go in blind.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is about a father and son pair of morticians (played by Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch) who receive a corpse one night that was discovered under mysterious circumstances. The police officer that drops her off says he needs answers by morning, so the duo lock themselves in to get to work. Meanwhile there is a vicious storm brewing outside.
It’s a film full of jump scares and dreadful tension, but I had found myself growing anxious with every discovery we find during the autopsy. We find things that are impractical, we find things that are illogical, and we find terrifying things surrounding the situation.
This is one of those movies that, at its core, is simply two men in one room. There’s a lot of room for atmosphere and story to fill in the blanks where action is missing – but that’s not to say that it’s boring (or even a slow burn). This movie goes big, and the payoff is wonderful. The music is dreadful, the lighting is dark, and the building is tight which gives us an intimate connection the longer we spend inside of its walls.
It is directed by Andre Ovredal who is also know for Trollhunter and Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark.
And the main actress is so good in her performance that it’s hard to remember that she’s alive during the entire film. I highly recommend this one, it creeped me out big time.
Auther: Mike Cleopatra