While investigating the murder of a family, Sheriff Sheldon and his team are puzzled with the discovery of the body of a stranger buried in the basement that does not fit to the crime scene. He brings the corpse of the beautiful Jane Doe late night to the coroner Tommy Tilden and requests to have the cause of death until the next morning to have an answer to the press. Tommy's son and assistant Austin Tilden is ready to go to the movie theater with his girlfriend Emma, but he decides to stay to help his father in the autopsy. Along the stormy and tragic night, they disclose weird and creepy secrets about Jane Doe.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The song playing throughout this movie is "Open up your heart (and let the sun shine in)" performed by the Cowboy Church Sunday School. The version used is the 45 rpm recording played at 33 1/3. See more »
When the deputy is driving away with Jane Doe's body, the van he's driving has a console stick shift and the speedometer is clearly label in K/H and not MPH. If this were in the US, as is depicted, new vans are not available with a console shift manual transmission and MPH is the standard for speed instrumentation. See more »
Open Up Your Heart
Written by Stuart Hamblen
Performed by The Hamblens
(p) 1954 Recording Courtesy of Hamblen Music Company See more »
Clever, suspenseful and creepy, a must see horror film
From director André Øvredal (Trollhunter) comes one of the best horror movies of 2016, The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Suspenseful, clever and creepy from start to finish this horror movie follows the story of father and son (played by Brain Cox and Emile Hirsch), both coroners, as they experience unexplained and paranormal events while examining the body of an unidentified woman (played by Olwen Kelly). Execution is superb, from directing, editing, camera-work, color grading, sound editing, dialogue. Movie also features some fine acting, most notably from Brian Cox (no surprise there) There is not a single moment where I felt bored, tension is always present and creepy atmosphere makes it very enjoyable. Also scares don't feel forced but rather real and well earned. Maybe couple of shortcomings or sins here and there prevent it to be a masterpiece, but it is still a very damn good movie. Simple story skillfully executed. Horror is not dead, it is still here and very alive, you just need to have passionate and talented people working behind the cameras.
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