Stephen King is one of the most lauded fear practitioners in horror history, so when he recommends a film, book, or TV series, it carries a lot of weight. So if all of the positive reviews for 2016’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe hasn’t convinced you to check it out yet, maybe King’s raving tweet will. He gushes of the film, directed by André Øvredal: “THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE: Visceral horror to rival ALIEN and early Cronenberg. Watch it, but not alone.”
THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE: Visceral horror to rival ALIEN and early Cronenberg. Watch it, but not alone.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2017
Official Synopsis: When father and son coroners investigate the death of a beautiful “Jane Doe,” they find increasingly bizarre clues.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe stars Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, and Ophelia Lovibond.
Our own Michael Klug wrote of the film:
There were far more scares than I could count, and all very well handled. More than once I was reminded of the stumbling and frightening corpses of Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator. Mangled corpses roaming the darkened hallways are inherently frightening. Add in the old tradition (real or a myth?) of morticians and coroners attaching a tiny bell to the toe of a fresh corpse – and you’re set up for an incredibly effective fright later in the film. It’s all explained in the film, and I’ll spoil nothing here by saying this (if you’re an attentive film-goer, you’ll immediately recognize that you’ll see this “throwaway” dialogue later). I saw it coming a mile away and it still got my heart to racing!
Check out his entire review, HERE.
Have you seen The Autopsy of Jane Doe? Do you agree with Stephen King’s assessment? Sound off in the Comments section!