Film - The Autopsy of Jane Doe

There's going to be a "one night only" UK-wide cinema screening of The Autopsy of Jane Doe at the end of March...

Having terrifying audiences at The BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and Sitges Film Festival, André Øvredal ‘s The Autopsy of Jane Doe will receive a one-night-only special presentation in cinemas across the UK on 31st March 2017.

Co-hosted by Frightfest and Lionsgate UK, this unique cinema event will not only showcase the film but will also include a 15-minute Q&A with  the film's Director (and Trollhunter filmmaker) Andre Øvredal hosted by Frightfest’s very own king of horror, Alan Jones.

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 and terrifying force takes hold of the crematorium. While a violent storm rages above ground, it seems the real horrors lie on the inside…

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is directed by André Øvredal with the original screenplay written by Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg. The film is produced by Fred Berger and Eric Garcia, alongside Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken from UK-based production and management outfit, 42.

The cast is led by Brian Cox as seasoned coroner Tommy Tilden, Emile Hirsch as Tommy’s grown up son Austin, Ophelia Lovibond as Austin’s girlfriend, Michael McElhatton as Sherriff Burke and Olwen Kelly as Jane Doe.

In addition to the one night only screenings on 31st March, Frightfest will also host an earlier special screening of The Autopsy of Jane Doe exclusively for horror fans on Thursday 16th March at Picturehouse Central in London, which will also feature a Q&A with André Øvredal. Alan Jones, Co-creator of Frightfest said "FrightFest are thrilled to focus attention on director André Øvredal’s fresh, shocking and invigorating take on investigative horror featuring two wonderful central performances from Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch".

After its cinema screening, The Autopsy of Jane Doe will be released in the UK & Ireland by Lionsgate UK, and will be released digitally on 19th June and DVD/VOD 26th June.

To purchase tickets for the 16 March special screening of THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, please follow this link

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