Nowadays I guess it’s not surprising when the good horror movie isn’t something currently in theaters but something you’ve never heard of currently available at Wal-Mart that Stephen King praised on Twitter. As far as I know, The Autopsy of Jane Doe never played in the theater where I lived but as I write this I could go see It Comes At Night, a film that looks like a dull post-apocalypse pretentious arthouse horror film that focuses on humans and not the supernatural and 47 Meters Down, a shark movie with Mandy Moore.
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe revolves around a father and son coroner team that receive a Jane Doe corpse that needs a cause of death by the morning, a body that turns out to be more than meets the eye. The director of this film was apparently interested in doing a horror film after attending a screening of The Conjuring and this influence shows when it comes to what the film is about and the high level of quality this film has.
One thing that sticks out in this film is how the deaths in this film have meaning and are disturbing. The film overall doesn’t really seem to do what you want it to do which makes for compelling memorable horror. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is successful in being a compelling horror drama that doesn’t dull you into a slumber or overly pretentious. It also succeeds at creating a very frightening claustrophobic setting.
Overall, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a horror film that will influence the future of horror films. The unique and entertaining story being told is one to not be forgotten.