Father-and-son coroners (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch) enter a world of terror while conducting a late-night autopsy on a murdered young woman, in the English-language debut of Norwegian fearmonger André Øvredal (Troll Hunter).
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Working late into the night as they methodically peel back layers of skin, muscle, and bone, Tommy and Austen are baffled by the lack of external signs of trauma on the victim and the alarming extent of her internal injuries. Increasingly perplexed and frustrated by these forensic anomalies, the pair begins to succumb to late-night jitters, getting spooked at apparitions that seem to be lurking in the shadows. As the dread mounts and the atmosphere gets thick with evil, it becomes apparent that the Tildens' fate is intertwined with a darkness that neither of them can comprehend.
Hirsch and Cox bring an amusingly intimate familiarity to the father and son's idyllic but morbid livelihood, which slowly turns into a living nightmare. Grab the scalpel, turn on the tape recorder, and get ready to go deep into the inner cavities of a cadaver, where the mysteries are much more than skin deep.