Episode 268 - André Øvredal Focus:  2017's The Autopsy of Jane Doe

 

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Everyone in the states know about garden trolls. With the United States large concentration of folks with Northern European ancestry, some of that culture still remains even if just to be quaint. Director André Øvredal, a Norwegian director, surprised folks with his international horror hit Troll Hunter about the fact that trolls most certainly did exist. Now in 2016, after it the film played many festivals, his follow up film, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, arrived in mid-December of 2016 and wowed almost everyone.

When the local sheriff finds the half buried body of a young woman in the basement of a scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide, he takes the girl's corpse to the local coroner for an immediate autopsy. Things just don't appear right to him. Soon the coroner and his son as his assistant begin to discover things about the woman that simply don't make any sense. As the hours pass, strange things begin to happen that make them decide their safety is in jeopardy.

The film received one of the most glowing reviews from horror author Stephen King stating he felt the film was the scariest film since Alien. Whether it that was hyperbole or an honest opinion can be debated, but it seems most folks happen to think the film was pretty effective. In episode 267 of Dark Discussions, the film landed as our 2nd best horror film of 2016. Now listen to what your co-hosts thought and why they seemed to like the film so much.

Download and Play Episode 268 - André Øvredal Focus: 2017's The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2017-01-20)

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