Such is the intriguing premise of The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a supernatural horror film that gradually gets eerier and eerier as it progresses. Though not free from annoying false scares, this movie does successfully build tension well. At the same time, a continuous sense of dread of the unknown is maintained. What’s going to happen next? What’s the deal with this Jane Doe corpse? Will she suddenly move? Will she eventually rise up? It has some sprinkles of familiarity in the flow of its plot, but it generally keeps the audience on their toes, guessing till the end.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is the kind of horror films that I like – producing its thrills from having more focus on being mysterious, smart, suspenseful, subversive, and subtle, instead of being overly methodical, gruesome, startling, and loud.