The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

autopsyDirector: Andre Ovredal

Writer: Ian B Goldberg, Richard Naing (Screenplay)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Parker Sawyers, Jane Perry


Plot: Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young “Jane Doe,” they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Very Impressive


Story: The Autopsy of Jane Doe starts as we see a mysterious body found in a bloodbath of a crime scene, this Jane Doe (Kelly) is taken the Tilden Autopsy room. This autopsy room is run by father Tommy (Cox) and son Austin (Hirsch) who have been in the industry for years. While there is an underline story that Austin might be leaving his father to be his own man.

Back to the main story we see the father and son try to figure out what happened to Jane Doe finding unusual results on first sights with fractured wrists and ankles with a severed tongue. With all signs pointing to human trafficking this is fast going to become one of the most disturbing nights of these men’s life.


Thoughts on The Autopsy of Jane Doe


StoryThis is one of the most intense horror stories I have seen this year, we do have a thin father son relationship being tested which is fine but this is more about how these two must find a way to work together through an unknown event, the best part of this is that they remain calm and scientific through the night. This will keep you guessing from start to finish.

HorrorThis is easily one of the best horror films from 2016 that doesn’t ever consider stopping with the tension being built up throughout, we have moments of gore with the autopsy as well as events going on through the film and everything mixes together to make it all so shocking along the way.

Characters/PerformanceWhen it comes to the characters nearly everything is about the father and son relationship who have failed to move on since their wife and mother’s death. The rest of the cast are mostly supporting characters while we do have the Jane Doe character stuck in the naked position for the whole autopsy. Hirsch and Cox are good together with great chemistry both giving great performances throughout.

SettingsThe whole film is set inside the mortuary which brings us the isolated location needed for the horror, every inch of the location can be used for the horror and is to the extant needed.

Special EffectsThe special effects are all used perfectly when needed without going overboard in the film.

Final ThoughtsThis could easily be people favourite horror film of the year, it does nearly everything right by keeping us guessing throughout.


Overall: This is one of the most surprisingly shocking and enjoyable horror films of the year.




2017 Anticipated Countdown #22 Jumanji

2017 Anticipated Countdown

Through December I am going to look at 31 films I am looking to watch in 2017, some I am looking forward to and others I want to see where the film idea will go next.


Jumanji Poster

Main CastDwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black

Reasons I want to see

·        Can this be fun?

·        Will people give this a chance?

·        Can Johnson keep up his brilliant run at the Box Office

Will it be successful? This could make the strong money but could easily end up flopping big time.

2016 Watched List Part 45

2016 Watched List

I did a watched list last year and now I have decided to make a slight twist on it all, I will continue to do a list of the order I watched them all but I will also rank the 10 films from worst to best. So here is the list, what do you think and how do you rate this films.

Here is 441 – 450

1.       Ju-On White Ghost

2.       Ju-On Black Ghost

3.       The Forgotten

4.       Abbey Grace

5.       Home Alone

6.       Jonah Hex

7.       Army of One

8.       Already Dead

9.       Under the Shadow

10.   The Handmaiden

This is how I rate these films from worst to best.

10) Ju-On White Ghost white Trying to capture the Grudge films badly.

9) Ju-On Black Ghost white Slight improvement on White Ghost.

8) Already Dead already Dull thriller.

7) Abbey Grace abbey Possession horror with poor acting.

6) Jonah Hex jonah Bad but not awful comic book adaptation.

5) The Forgotten forgotten Thriller that just keeps the twists coming.

4) Home Alone home True festive family film.

3) Army of One armry Nicolas Cage bat shit crazy, yes please.

2) The Handmaiden handmaide Visually beautiful romantic drama with twists a plenty.

1) Under the Shadow under Horror film of the year contender.