The Autopsy of Jane Doe:
Dark, Disturbing, Claustrophobic ... But Is She a Zombie?
Movie / One-on-One
Look, we can all meet for drinks after work and have a good, long, well-lubricated debate about whether the body on the slab inThe Autopsy of Jane Doeis a zombie or a witch or a ghost or what. But whatever that thing is, it keeps crossing the line between living and dead and back again, always with ill intent. If that ain’t a zombie, we don’t know what-all is.
The father-and-son team of Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch, operating of that bizarre underground morgue, go through one awful and awesome postmortem as the mystery of this creature on the table grows wider, deeper, and more dangerous.
This is essentially a two-person drama (the zombie doesn’t count), and the tight but terrifying script produces two of the best performances Cox and Hirsch have ever given – which is saying something. Even better: the ending actually justifies the gettin’ there – another rarity in “locked room” stories.
Come for the zombie, stay for the mystery and the reveal, and try to forget what you see. We dare you.