Starting: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Olwen Catherine Kelly.
Director: André Øvredal (Troll Hunter)
Plot: A father and son, both coroner’s, receive a body late one night, they are unknowingly pulled into a dark mystery while attempting to unravel what happened to the young lady that lay before them.
First things first, one main location, and a couple of main characters is what really brings this film together. Our opening scene sees the body of Jane Doe (Kelly) being discovered half buried, looking like a pretty normal corpse, it is then up to our dynamic coroner duo (Cox and Hirsch) to figure out what tragedy bestruck this young lady. So Cox and Hirsch are about to lock up for the night after doing 3 cases already, when a nervous looking sheriff turns up at their door. He has a right to be nervous because this Jane Doe in particular has had some pretty nasty shit done to her in her time.
With their detective like skills, they set about slicing her open and seeing what the COD was. The pair unravel detail after grisly detail, with some pretty terrifying occurrences along the way, bodies moving around by themselves, a freak storm, could it get worse? You bet your ass it could.
With a stunning mix of greys and blues from the morgue walls and the pale skin of the corpse, the film leaves you feeling colder than the slab she is laying upon. Jane Doe herself is pretty normal looking, however, her wide captivating, grey eyes leave you with the feeling that she is always watching, like she knows all of your secrets and deepest fears, unleashing them through her mysterious powers. The whole aura of the film makes you so curious that you begin to question what happened to her right from the start, burying you in intrigue throughout.
A massive 4 out of 5 toe tags for The Autopsy of Jane Doe!