The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Plot: A father and a son work as coroners and they come across the body of a stunning young woman. No one knows who she is, they begin the autopsy on her and strange discoveries and happenings occur.

Year: 2016

Director: André Øvredal

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Brian Cox and Ophelia Lovibond.

It’s actually quite a terrifying film. Very intense. I was not expecting the events that happened to happen. I never saw the trailer and had no idea what it was about. I didn’t even know it was supernatural. To be honest, it’s probably one of the best supernatural films there is because it is so obscure. It’s slow placed to start off with which creates the perfect atmosphere because you’re waiting and waiting for something to happen and then when it does you’re still not prepared for it. The father and the son take their time with the autopsy and even though it’s quite slow you’re so intrigued because the discoveries they make about her body are impossible.


The short running time for this film makes it perfect. Everything happens at just the right time. To say she is dead and laid on a slab throughout the entire film. She has no dialogue, no movement, she is the star of the film.


Things get quite dark towards the end of the film and the father ends up killing his son’s girlfriend and then they both end up dying. It’s very dramatic but so good. I never expected to like this film as much as I did but it was fantastic. Small cast films are always more effective, I feel because the sets are less busy and it’s easier to keep up with the characters. This is definitely one to watch for supernatural junkies.

Rating: 7.5/10


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