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The Autopsy of Jane Doe wastes no time with tossing you into a bloody cringe binge festival. Chances are pretty good that things are going to get pretty bad when the film opens with a slow pan through a murder house...
It should come as no surprise that a majority of the film takes place in a morgue, and it also shouldn't come as a great surprise that the autopsy is done late at night during a storm.
What may initially come off as a typical spooky story (dark, stormy night, dead bodies, etc.) - a nice tactic to get into the classic spooky mood - quickly spins you on your heels as the autopsy progresses and you learn about this woman.
We know the dead physically speak, but this film takes it to a whole new level and I, for one, was completely blown away by the final reveal. Incredibly gross, jarring, uncomfortable on so many levels, and surprisingly original in its sinister twists, this is a great film for a dark, stormy night.
In fact, check out the trailer. It will provide you with a good idea about the film's atmosphere and a tip of the gigantic creeptastic iceberg that is just lying in wait for you.
A great film that although appears currently underrated, I suspect will build momentum and appreciation in the coming years.
Pairs with a cold brew (or honey mead....), sad looking snacks that somehow still bring comfort or possibly just a cold bologna sandwich. Watch alone or with one other person, again, on a dark stormy night.
I rented this film from my local library, or use the Find It. Watch It. links on Horror Habit's sidebar to see where else you can find this stone cold and unappologetic horror thriller.
PS: I'd like to add that the director of this film, André Øvredal, also directed Trollhunter. I like this film even more than Trollhunter.