The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Review

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 American supernatural horror movie directed by Andre Ovredal. Olwen Catherine Kelly plays Jane Doe.
When the unidentified body of a woman is found buried in a backyard during a police investigation, where something very evil and bloody has occurred, it is taken to the local morgue. Initial examination by the lead officer concludes that there are no signs of forced entry and the victims seemed to be trying to escape from their home instead.
The coroner Tommy Tilden (Brian Cox) and his assistant/son Austin Tilden (Emile Hirsch) begin their examination of the body, only to discover that Jane Doe is a lot more special than she seems. Concluding that cause of death doesn't line up with the injuries to her body. Strange things begin happening in the morgue, radios changing station, lights flickering, doors opening and closing. They soon realize that they are not alone.
I have been excited to watch this movie since I first saw the trailer and it certainly did not disappoint. The acting was great, the characters were enjoyable to watch and were easy to empathize with. The overall tone of the movie was eerie, I liked that the writers got straight into the creepiness, but built suspense right until the end of the movie, without giving too much away. I would have liked a little more backstory, but given that almost the entire movie was set in the morgue, the characters didn't have a lot of resources to find out. The amount of information given to the audience does keep you thinking long after the movie is finished, which I assume was the writers goal. The storyline was unique and the movie certainly wasn't predictable. Overall I really enjoyed watching this movie and I will definitely watch it again.

Review by Bluebird
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