The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Movie Review)

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is one of those sleeper hits that sneaks by mainstream quite often due to the behemoth that is Hollywood inundating the theaters with regurgitated garbage. A lot of horror fits into the small-budget category, unfortunately. Though, the teams still manage to make great flicks. 

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is an independent film directed by Andre Ovredal, starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Olwen Kelly, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton. (2017, R, 86 min.) 

The movie begins at a crime scene with a female body disintered in a curious condition. 

This unidentified young woman is brought into the small-town morgue of coroner Tommy Tilden and his son Austin, who are tasked with preforming her autopsy. 

Once they start, though, slowly they are dragged into a world of terror. 

The internal condition of the girl keeps getting worse as they find more and more details of what terrible things may have happened to her. 

Putting the pieces together, the weather takes a turn for the worse, and other things begin to go haywire. 

There is a very awesome scene which reminded me of a very mature zombie flick. I actually got on edge at times--and that's a rare thing these days with horror movies, indeed. 

It's not often a horror movie really melds visual horror with intelligent horror. Just take a look at all the cliched haunted house movies as of late, or boys/girls who's mouths elongate when they scream. 


When something new comes onto the scene, it's a breath of fresh air that I hope infects other writers/directors/etc to follow suit. Make original horror! Come on, it's a great genre



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