André Øvredal’s TROLLHUNTER delighted us with its sense of humor and fun. His latest film, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, is fun in a whole other way - grisly and macabre, with a dark and devilish sense of humor.
Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch are father/son morticians who get called in to do an autopsy on a mysterious corpse found at a brutal crime scene. This corpse (played by Olwen Kelly in a performance that has to be one of the most demanding of the year) is in perfect condition and shows no signs of foul play. But as soon as the autopsy begins a supernatural force begins to menace our two heroes and… well, to say any more would ruin the creepy fun, wouldn’t it?
THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE knocked them out at TIFF and Fantastic Fest, and The Film Stage calls it “a campy, nasty, tremendously fun horror movie.” BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH gushes that it’s “one of the smartest, most gripping horror movies of recent years,” adding that it’s “this year’s THE BABADOOK.”