The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

DVD - 2017
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It's just another night at the morgue for a father and son team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe, eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma, is shrouded in mystery. As the work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Scream Factory,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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gurujr
Mar 24, 2018

Picked the best place to control the atmosphere of a horror movie--basement of a morgue. Father and son team of coroner and medical assistant did a great job of pulling answers from their forensics of the dead body until the spooky stuff just messes them up big time. Watched this in the daytime but would have been much scarier at night. Gave me a few jumps.

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joliebergman
Mar 21, 2018

Fun, frightening, and innovative! Well done and keeps the creeps coming.

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akirakato
Mar 20, 2018

Directed by André Øvredal in 2016, this American supernatural horror movie depicts the unbelievable phenomena while father-and-son coroners examine the body of an unidentified woman (played by Olwen Kelly).
It appears like a well-crafted horror film until Emma (a girlfriend of the son) gets killed.
Well, this is a supernatural horror-movie, eh?
I know that, but how could it be possible under the natural circumstances anyboy would expect?
After that, the story gets ridiculously silly and childish while the director makes it foolishly horrible for the sake of horror.
I think I'm too scientific and naturalistic a guy to appreciate such a foolish horror movie.
I laughed my head off to death at the end of the movie.

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Janice21383
Mar 19, 2018

Autopsy of Jane Doe is like a 1970s horror movie, in both its good and bad aspects. It starts slowly, but takes time to build its Everyman characters (who are also father and son morticians). There are a couple of jump scares, but not anything like the number that are in the average modern horror film. And it attracted three first class actors: Brian Cox and Emile Hirsh, and relative unknown Ophelia Lovibond, who should get a special award for the most physically challenging role of 2016. The best thing about this film is the set; every scratch, scrape, and tacky yet ominous decorating choice is captured. Unfortunately, the script begins to unravel in the second half. It depends too much on smart characters making stupid choices. I rate Autopsy as average, but you should see for yourself.

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mr_chocolate
Mar 11, 2018

To me this film was of high quality, with smart writing and enough suspense and tension to make this film worthy of high praise as a smart mystery/thriller/horror film!
This does take place in an autopsy room, with graphic dissection and female nudity. High praise for the four main character actors in the film. Brian Cox, playing the father, Emile Hirsch, playing the understudy son, Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary's Kitty and Guardians of the Galazy's Carina), playing the girfriend, and especially to Olwen Katherine Kelly, playing the unflinching body of Jane Doe. I was not able to tell when, there was a dummy or her on the table or not! Fine direction and editing.
I too liked the previous 2010 film by this director, Troll Hunter.

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TheeAvebury
Feb 26, 2018

This is a decent little horror film- made by the same director as Trollhunter ( which I also thought was decent ).

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trotter73
Jan 19, 2018

I thought it was a decent horror movie.

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hosselton
Jan 15, 2018

The movie started out kind of interesting. As soon as the final 30 mins. began I knew it would be just another dumb movie. It wants to make a statement about witchcraft. But it just falls apart. No big deal, just another letdown.

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therhiannamater
Dec 02, 2017

This was an incredibly well-done film. If you've seen the recent cult favorite Trollhunter, this is done by the same filmmakers. This doesn't resort to cheap jump scares or superfluous gore. There are a lot of levels to this movie, and admittedly, it might bore some folks. But what I really enjoyed is that not everything is laid out for the viewer, there's certain conclusions we're left to draw on our own. That I definitely find refreshing. The soundtrack is incredibly unsettling and atmospheric and it was a welcome change to see a father/son duo in a horror movie as opposed to an ill-fated boring romantic pair. WARNING: There is an animal death that is pretty gruesome. The cat is "put out of its misery" but it is an upsetting situation.

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Tj2C
Oct 27, 2017

Not really much of a story, but better than an average scary film. Good job of building up the scary atmosphere and decent acting. More importantly, this movie is gripping. I highly recommend it.

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therhiannamater
Dec 02, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A cat is shown having its neck broken after being found mutilated but still alive.

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