The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

DVD - 2017
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It's just another night at the morgue for a father and son team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe, eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma, is shrouded in mystery. As the work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Scream Factory, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD AUTO OF JA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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jaynamason
Jun 09, 2019

This is a pretty good supernatural scary movie, but like so many other scary movies the ending should have been different and better.

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nidus
Apr 25, 2019

I wish I knew more about film craft so I could understand better why this movie didn't even begin to scare me. It had some scary elements but it just didn't seem real. It was somewhat entertaining though.

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CurlyWhirly
Apr 07, 2019

OK. Let's count the cliches - Flickering lights, a radio that changes stations by itself, a huge storm, looking at old books (which just happen to be on hand containing the exact information they need) to research whatever supernatural event is occurring, a beloved pet that dies, a secondary character showing up to scare one of the main characters, an elevator in perfect working condition becomes intermittently inoperable, cell phones don't work, the electricity goes out, it goes on and on like this, every horror film cliche you can think of gets attached to the next one in the chain.

What happened to all the corpses that were walking around? Why is there no stairway in the house, presumably the morgue is inspected by some state agency, they would insist on safety regulations, ergo where is the stairway? Why bring only the girl's body to the morgue, don't the other victims deserve autopsies? Netflix should really dial back on their automatic five-star ratings of brainless, stupid, made-for-tv-quality films. It's quality, Netflix, not quantity.

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Nursebob
Apr 07, 2019

Norwegian director André Øvredal’s first English language film is a master class in skin-crawling horror and suspense which mixes hefty doses of explicit gore (cinematographer Roman Osin’s camera crawls right inside Jane Doe’s rib cage) with terrors barely seen (what exactly is that thing shuffling down the dark hallway?) With the special effects team conjuring infernal firestorms and prosthetic innards, screenwriters Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing keep everything on track with a tight script that contains some welcome curveballs and only a few genre tricks—beware the close-up and never EVER peer through a hole in the wall. Kudos to Scotsman Brian Cox as the elder Tilden who produces a passable midwest accent and Olwen Catherine Kelly who, as a most convincing cadaver, had the hardest part of all simply lying naked and still on a cold slab. In 2010’s "The Troll Hunter", Øvredal made an old-fashioned monster movie which tickled the funny bone even as it sent the occasional chill down your spine—with "Jane Doe" he bypasses the bones altogether and grabs you straight by the guts. Definitely not one to watch alone.

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aaropender
Oct 11, 2018

This is a solid movie. The first 60% is about as good a rendition of suspense/thriller as I've seen. After that, as several reviewers have commented, yes: the content does head down a completely different path which was unexpected, which had not been alluded to earlier in the film, and which was jarring to experience and seemed very out of place. I agree that a scene which inexplicably juxtaposes one body with another was the worst part of the film. The rest I can mostly get on board with. I wish the film had stuck with the coroner/detective work which made the first 60% so amazing. Worth the watch, expect for things to go a very different direction in the final act.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 06, 2018

This mystery/thriller film is one of those stranger horror films with an interesting concept that leaves you just as much scared as intrigued. A father and son coroner team investigates the body of a young and beautiful “Jane Doe”, where they continue to find increasingly strange physical cues in and outside of her body. The movie was suspenseful to watch as questions began to arise left and right, and fear continued to build. I felt like the director did a great job at creating suspense and at keeping things simple yet complex. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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section31
Sep 12, 2018

A different take on the supernatural. It is more of a mystery supernatural film that unravels the plot little by little. Quite compelling to watch.

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firecatwarrior
Jun 17, 2018

I really like horror films of ALL kinds, but my favorites tend to be the ones where I think "Well, I haven't seen that before". This is one of those for me. Very creepy, chilling, gory, and I was always completely engaged. Very good acting from the 2 leads! If you are drawn to the horror genre, I totally recommend this film.

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Les_J
Jun 09, 2018

Good supernatural horror. The script/dialogue, acting, effects, filming, sound - everything was well done to keep my interest.

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ausnos
May 27, 2018

This movie had a slow but interesting build-up, enough to make me think it was going to be good. About halfway through it went downhill for me. Really disappointed because I felt that this film had potential.

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therhiannamater
Dec 02, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A cat is shown having its neck broken after being found mutilated but still alive.

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