THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE is one of a kind unrealistic Hollywood mysteries that show Coroner Tommy and his skillful son Austin. They both run their very own crematorium and morgue in Virginia. On one fateful stormy night, their local Sheriff brings in an unknown female corpse by the name Jane Doe.
Since, it’s an emergency case, it’s found in the basement of a home that happens to be the centre of a multiple homicide. By looking at the naked eyes, it seems to be just another open and shut case. But as the process of dissection proceeds, both seasoned professionals start becoming tense. They soon start reeling, after each layer of their primary investigation brings new frightening revelations.
Released Date: December 21, 2016 (Limited)
Directed By: André Ovredal
Written By: Richard Naing, Ian B. Goldberg
Duration: 99 minutes
Casts: Emile Hirsch (as Austin Tilden), Brian Cox (as Tommy Tilden), Olwen Kelly
After the proceeding further advances, the duo morticians find their subject much scared, dismembered and charred from inside. However, it seemingly looks absolutely preserved from outside and more or less gives an indication of yet another ritualistic and mysterious torture. Now, as soon as the duo tries to figure out their gruesome discoveries, suddenly, a strong but unnatural force takes hold of the entire crematorium. It makes realise the kind of real horror among audiences after a violent storm rages above ground.
‘Andre Ovredal’ directs his first English language presentation, which is quite unique on its own. This one of a kind Hollywood mysteries opens with a horror piece chamber where a cadaver stillness spreads more ominously unreliable after it gets into the process of dissection.
The movie opens with Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as son-and-father morticians. After both start the process of dissection in a fateful stormy night, they realise their subject exerting unrealistic supernatural will. All this happens despite it being in a dead state. “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is therefore expected to do justice with the respective genre fans after being a raucous audience-centric at TIFF’s premiere.
Excellent script writing & direction in one of the great Hollywood mysteries
The horror thriller shows how absurd and strange phenomena start taking place after the duo (son-father) begins dissecting their subject. Once the process of cutting happens, it seems as if a violent force has been unleashed from somewhere. It wouldn’t be wise here to spoil all the horrifying and terrible surprises lying beneath, but suffice it to believe that the duo would certainly want to run away from the scene. It’s especially the cadaver already rests on ice that stops resting in peace.
Both the directions and script writing strike an exact balance to justify purse suspense and macabre humour. Now, after the film takes the last leap, it merely shows all the tense action gets replaced by much speculative explication and the expected resolution not quite as vast as might be hoped.
But still, the terrible fun and amusement one gets is nothing as compared to what shown in the climax part. At last, Kelly, especially deserves an applause in being a different kind of role doing which requires the patience of job.