Okay, I legitimately felt like I was sent back to the 70's with this one. TAOJD has all the right 70's horror movie gags and gore.
What's it missing?
I still don't know. But I know it's missing something.
I know for damn sure it's not talent. Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch give almost brilliant performances. But this movie is missing something. I can't put my finger on it right now.
This is about two coroners, Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch), a father and son duo. Not creepy at all, right?
What's creepy is when the sheriff brings a body by their mortuary and they start to do the autopsy. Then all hell breaks loose!
I can't get past one scene of this film and here's your warning:
So there's a scene when they notice some small markings on the inside Jane Doe's skin. THEY PULL HER SKIN COMPLETELY OFF. And I'm not talking like a small little fiber of her skin. I'M TALKING HALF HER TORSO.
I kinda almost threw up there.
It's a good movie, but it's not great. Apparently the director (André Øvredal) was inspired by The Conjuring and asked his agent to find him a horror script to work on. I'm sure it was planned out carefully, as a lot of the sequences made me sick to my stomach.
The ending doesn't solve the whole "there's something missing" vibe as it ends on a confusing note. I'm not a fan of ghosts/demons breaking their promises I guess.
But like I said, there's something missing from this film.