Just in case you didn’t know, Jane Doe is a fictitious name used to identify an unknown woman.
In “Troll Hunter” director André Øvredal’s horror flick, titled “The Autopsy Of Jane Doe”, veteran Scottish actor Brian Cox and “The Girl Next Door” actor Emile Hirsch stars as father-son coroners who are tasked to a post-mortem examination on an unknown female body. The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The official synopsis of the film is as follows:
“Experienced coroner Tommy Tilden (played by Brian Cox) and his grown-up son Austin (played by Emile Hirsch) 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…”
Judging from the looks of the trailer, it’s safe to say that “The Autopsy Of Jane Doe” can satisfy any horror junkies’ craving for jump scares and spooky atmosphere. The film also marks Norwegian director Øvredal’s first English-language film.
“The Autopsy Of Jane Doe” is slated for release on 21st December.