Review of The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Moving picture, 86 minutes

Seen in 2020.

Abrahamic horror, to the point of including a quick reading from Leviticus (ca. 500–400 BCE). The premises are thus close to those of The Witch: A New-England Folktale (2015), but this is the straight genre version. The jump scares are many and telegraphed to reassure the audience that there is nothing actually frightening going on. The mystery is not really resolved and the setting is clichéd (the old house, the storm, the bad-jacketing, etc.) but there are attempts at light worldbuilding and I appreciate that. The Delta Green mailing list recommended this one when it came out and you can do worse for contemporary pop-culture horror in that vein.

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