IFC Midnight has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe. The film hails from Troll Hunter director André Øvredal and stars Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch as a father/son duo who run their family-owned morgue in Virginia. One night, an unknown female corpse is brought in after being found in the basement of a home where a multiple homicide took place. However, as the two begin their autopsy, strange goings-on take place, and they soon begin to question how dead this woman really is.
The trailer promises a contained thriller with plenty of spooky imagery and jump scares. Cox and Hirsch are two talented performers, so the potential is there for a solid horror film. Reviews out of the film’s Toronto International Film Festival debut a few weeks ago were something of a mixed bag, but audiences will get the chance to judge for themselves soon enough.
Check out the Autopsy of Jane Doe trailer below. The film opens in theaters on December 21st.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Autopsy of Jane Doe:
Experienced coroner Tommy Tilden and his grown-up son Austin run a family-owned morgue and crematorium in Virginia. When the local Sheriff brings in an emergency case — an unknown female corpse nicknamed ‘Jane Doe’, found in the basement of a home where a multiple homicide took place — it seems like just another open-and-shut case. But as the autopsy proceeds, these seasoned professionals are left reeling as each layer of their inspection brings frightening new revelations. Perfectly preserved on the outside, Jane Doe’s insides have been scarred, charred and dismembered — seemingly the victim of a horrific yet mysterious ritualistic torture. As Tommy and Austin begin to piece together these gruesome discoveries, an unnatural force takes hold of the crematorium. While a violent storm rages above ground, it seems the real horrors lie on the inside…