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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE [2016]

Considering a morgue is probably one of the creepiest places around it's surprising more horror films don't make use of it's setting.
Thankfully Trollhunter director André Øvredal remedies that with his English language debut The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
A father & son, working as coroners, receive a mysterious woman's body with an urgent need for cause of death, however things starting getting weird and uber-creepsome once they start slicing.
The single-location film knows it's claustrophobic setting is the star here and, boy, is it ever effective.  However riveting the first half of the film is it sadly begins going downhill near the end as the mystery gets lost in an over abundance of silliness.  Still with it's brisk pace it never feels like you're wasting your time with this well-performed little midnight creeper.

3 cats in the vents out of 5

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