The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a honeypot of fear
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a supernatural psychological thriller that from the beginning seems so obvious, but yet maintains an element of surprise and horror that will stay with you longer after the film has ended.
It starts off with a couple of deaths being investigated by the police. The local police come to the conclusion that the pair died while trying to get out of their house. However, it gets weirder when they unearth the body of a young unidentified female in the basement.
The body shows no sign of decomposition suggesting it is relatively fresh, and so is brought to a family mortuary for the coroner to determine cause of death. However, when they begin to examine the body, they find something is not right with Jane Doe’s corpse.
Brian Cox stars as Tommy Tilden, the coroner, and is assisted by his son Austin (Emile Hirsh). The film is directed by Norwegian André Øvredal and is his first in the English language.
The film is undoubtedly a honeypot that lures the audience in despite knowing that something is amiss. I actually had to pause, and continue later after calming my senses.
As I mentioned earlier, it is obvious that something is wrong with Jane Doe’s corpse. Yet, at the same token, I am eager to find out the mysteries that her body will reveal while knowing what it could mean for our main characters.
Now, I’m going to stop here before I give too much away. However, I assure you it is an experience that will stay with you long after the movie has ended.