The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Directed by André Øvredal


I’m realizing that several scenes recently featured are from films with very small casts, and on very small sets. Gerald’s Game takes place primarily in a single room with one actor carrying most of the film; the vast majority of The Night House’s runtime features one character (that you can see); The Lighthouse is basically a three-act play featuring two leads; and Antichrist is a prologue, four chapters, and an epilogue featuring two actors.

Much like these films, The Autopsy of Jane Doe takes place entirely on one set with few characters (including Olwen Catherine Kelly who plays the titular Jane Doe). And much like those films, it benefits from strong performances by all, good writing, great direction, and some genuinely creepy visitors. There is a complex mystery at the center of the story, and it’s certainly a good time watching it unfold, but what I remember enjoying most is the various unwelcome guests that make appearances, including and especially the one featured in this scene (that bell!!).

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is directed by André Øvredal, who also wrote and directed the fantastic Troll Hunter (2010), a great double feature if I’ve ever seen one.

— B

My rating: 7/10

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