The Naked Whore)
Release Date: December 21st.
Written by: Ian B. Goldberg and Richard Niang.
Directed by: André Øvredal.
Starring: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Ophelia Lovibond, and Michael McElhatton.
Back in 2010, director André Øvredal gave us the brilliant Trollhunter (review HERE), and if you haven't checked that one out yet, you really need to. It's one of the best Found Footage flicks ever made, and it's just enjoyable as hell. It's streaming on Netflix, FYI.
Six years later, we finally get a follow-up film from the Norwegian director, and I daresay that The Autopsy of Jane Doe is every bit as good as Trollhunter was, albeit in a completely different sort of way.
|EVEN ROOSE BOLTON IS PERPLEXED BY THIS CASE.|
|AND SHE HAS STUFF IN HER BODY AS WELL...|
Needless to say, something ain't right with this corpse, and father and son are about to find out just what that something is.
|SHE DOESN'T HAVE A FEVER. SHE'S DEAD!|
The script is clever, and the story flows in a very natural way. Nothing is forced here, and I really liked how the characters quickly came to accept the craziness of what was happening as real, instead of spending 80-minutes in denial, until they're suddenly slapped in the face with one thing that makes them say "Oh shit, this is real!" I hate when movies do that.
Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch carry the movie, and do so admirably. Cox is one of the best actors alive, and he brings his usual brand of likable intensity to his role here. Emile Hirsch is a solid actor in his own right, and he holds his own with his older, and much more seasoned on-screen partner. And we have to give credit to the gorgeous Olwen Catherine Kelly, who had the unenviable task of spending the entire movie naked on a cold slab. Sounds like an easy gig -just lay there and don't move- but man that must have been tough, both physically and mentally.
|AND WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT?!?|
|THAT DAMNED BELL!|
|THAT'S RIGHT, KILL IT WITH FIRE!|
|THAT'S ONE GOOD LOOKING CORPSE.|
|ALSO, POOR OPHELIA SHOULD HAVE HAD MORE SCREENTIME IN THIS ONE.|
Give it a rent, you won't regret it.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is available now on VOD.
Ophelia Lovibond is a lovely creature to behold. And the movie's sexy namesake, Olwen Catherine Kelly, is so lovely that we had to give her her own Horror Hottie post, right over HERE.