One of the biggest surprises to hit the genre this year comes from André Øvredal’s (Troll Hunter) The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a film that centers on two coroners—a father and son—who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. The film recently screen at this year’s Fantastic Fest, leaving those who have seen it buzzing ever since—it sounds like IFC Midnight has another winner on their hands.
Look for The Autopsy of Jane Doe in theaters on December 21st.
Experienced coroner Tommy Tilden and his grown-up son Austin run a family-owned morgue and crematorium in Virginia. When the local Sheriff brings in an emergency case — an unknown female corpse nicknamed ‘Jane Doe’, found in the basement of a home where a multiple homicide took place — it seems like just another open-and-shut case. But as the autopsy proceeds, these seasoned professionals are left reeling as each layer of their inspection brings frightening new revelations. Perfectly preserved on the outside, Jane Doe’s insides have been scarred, charred and dismembered — seemingly the victim of a horrific yet mysterious ritualistic torture. As Tommy and Austin begin to piece together these gruesome discoveries, an unnatural force takes hold of the crematorium. While a violent storm rages above ground, it seems the real horrors lie on the inside…
It stars Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, and Ophelia Lovibond.