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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played for creepiness in that case, as Jane Doe's body is unnaturally preserved and devoid of external bruises or marks. The "beauty" of the corpse contrasts even more with the discovery of the corpse's gruesome internal traumas. A final unnerving instance of it occurs when in the lasts moments of the movie, [[spoiler:when the police investigate the morgue following the deaths of the Tildens and the corpse is shown to be perfectly intact, which we saw resulting from the transfer of her injuries to Tommy]].

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[PlayedForHorror Played for creepiness in that case, case]], as Jane Doe's body is unnaturally preserved and devoid of external bruises or marks. The "beauty" of the corpse contrasts even more with the discovery of the corpse's gruesome internal traumas. A final unnerving instance of it occurs when in the lasts last moments of the movie, [[spoiler:when the police investigate the morgue following the deaths of the Tildens and the corpse is shown to be perfectly intact, which we saw resulting from the transfer of her injuries to Tommy]].



* PrimalFear: The film focuses on the {{Squick}} a dead corpse will inevitably create just by being around. Worse is that the autopsy requires a healthy amount of BloodyHorror but what takes that cake is [[spoiler: the corpses themselves don't act naturally during the movie]].

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* PrimalFear: The film focuses on the {{Squick}} squick a dead corpse body will inevitably create just by being around. Worse is that the autopsy requires a healthy amount of BloodyHorror but what takes that cake is [[spoiler: the corpses themselves don't act naturally during the movie]].


* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Tommy and Austin get proof of the supernatural being involved and Jane Doe being likely [[spoiler: one of the so-called witches from Salem. However, he overthinks the situation and concludes that Jane Doe is merely an angry innocent victim and tries to make a deal with her which ends in Jane Doe double-crossing Tommy and killing Austin anyway, revealing that she is truly malevolent]]. So much for Tommy teaching his son to not jump to conclusions.
* DrivingQuestion: "Who is Jane Doe and how did she die?" It's the Tildens' job as coroners to investigate a corpse's cause of death, and when they don't try to survive, they investigate the circumstances of Jane Doe's death. [[spoiler: They discover that Jane Doe is a witch from New England who was tortured in a ritual designed against witches and who has persisted due to witchcraft]].

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: Tommy and Austin get proof of the supernatural being involved and Jane Doe being likely [[spoiler: one of the so-called accused witches from Salem. However, he overthinks the situation and concludes that Jane Doe is merely an angry innocent victim and tries to make Tommy makes a deal with her which ends in to take on her suffering if she lets Austin live. However, he then asks Austin to mercy kill him to spare him of the pain he is currently going through. Thus missing the point that this is not experiencing the suffering that Jane Doe double-crossing Tommy did and resulting in her killing Austin anyway, revealing that she is truly malevolent]]. So much for Tommy teaching his son to not jump to conclusions.
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* DrivingQuestion: "Who is Jane Doe and how did she die?" It's the Tildens' job as coroners to investigate a corpse's cause of death, and when they don't try to survive, they investigate the circumstances of Jane Doe's death. [[spoiler: They discover that Jane Doe is a witch woman from New England who was tortured in a ritual designed against witches and who has persisted due to witchcraft]].since as a result of it]].



* FingerTwitchingRevival: [[spoiler: The very last scene of the movie shows Jane's toe twitching, which may indicate that the ritual that kept her at bay is failing thanks to the pact Tommy made with her, and she will be up and walking fully alive very soon]].

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* FingerTwitchingRevival: [[spoiler: The very last scene of the movie shows Jane's toe twitching, which may indicate that the ritual that kept her at bay is failing thanks to the pact Tommy made with her, and she will be up and walking fully alive very soon]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Tommy makes a deal with Jane Doe’s corpse. Thinking that she wants to take out her anger on them, Tommy offers to suffer everything she’s suffered and begs Jane to let Austin be. It becomes a SenselessSacrifice because Jane Doe still kills Austin]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Tommy makes a deal with Jane Doe’s corpse. Thinking that she wants to take out her anger on them, Tommy offers to suffer everything she’s suffered and begs Jane to let Austin be. It becomes a SenselessSacrifice because after Tommy is mercy killed due to being unable to bare it, Jane Doe still then kills Austin]].



** [[spoiler: Was "Jane" really innocent or an actual witch]]? Both options are just as probable.

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** [[spoiler: Was "Jane" really innocent or an actual witch]]? Both options are just as probable.possible.


* FingerTwitchingRevival: [[spoiler: The very last scene of the movie shows Jane's toe twitching, which may indicate that the ritual that kept her at bay is failing]].

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* FingerTwitchingRevival: [[spoiler: The very last scene of the movie shows Jane's toe twitching, which may indicate that the ritual that kept her at bay is failing]].failing thanks to the pact Tommy made with her, and she will be up and walking fully alive very soon]].


[[caption-width-right:350:Every body has a secret.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Every [[caption-width-right:300:Every body has a secret.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Jane Doe's compressed stomach which Austin speculates was caused by a corsets hints that [[spoiler: Jane is from a time when Corsets would normally be worn]], and the blood coming out of Jane Doe's body hints that [[spoiler: she is still alive]].


* SeenItAll: What differs the Tildens from typical horror protagonists is how they are both hardened morgue workers. Dead bodies and weird things with them really don't bother them that much, especially in case of Tommy, who has twice as much work experience as his son. They remain collected until the very end, even if things definitely go past the point of what they've already saw in their lives.

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* SeenItAll: What differs the Tildens from typical horror protagonists is how they are both hardened morgue workers. Dead bodies and weird things with them really don't bother them that much, especially in case of Tommy, who has twice as much work experience as his son. They remain collected until the very end, even if things definitely go past the point of what they've already saw seen in their lives.


* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The film almost entirely focuses on the titular autopsy performed on the body of unidentified woman.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The film almost entirely focuses on the titular autopsy performed on the body of an unidentified woman.


* GenreBlindness: ZigZagged. Both Tildens consider it a job as always, so they ignore initially weird things, trying to dig deeper into the mystery instead. But when things go way beyond of what can be described as "normal" or even "weird", they quickly leave the morgue.

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* GenreBlindness: ZigZagged. Both Tildens consider it a job as always, so they ignore initially weird things, trying to dig deeper into the mystery instead. But when things go way beyond of what can be described as "normal" or even "weird", they quickly try to leave the morgue.


''The Autopsy of Jane Doe'' is a 2016 American horror film directed by André Øvredal of Film/TheTrollHunter fame and starring Creator/EmileHirsch and Creator/BrianCox.

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''The Autopsy of Jane Doe'' is a 2016 American horror film directed by André Øvredal of Film/TheTrollHunter ''Film/TheTrollHunter'' fame and starring Creator/EmileHirsch and Creator/BrianCox.


* FailedASpotCheck: When Tommy unwittingly [[spoiler: kills Emma, they fail to see that the corpse is dry despite an announced storm. It could have tipped them off about what they see being mere illusions]].


''The Autopsy of Jane Doe'' is a 2016 American horror film directed by André Øvredal of Film/TheTrollHunter fame and starring Emile Hirsch and Creator/BrianCox.

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''The Autopsy of Jane Doe'' is a 2016 American horror film directed by André Øvredal of Film/TheTrollHunter fame and starring Emile Hirsch Creator/EmileHirsch and Creator/BrianCox.

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* StupidEvil: Jane Doe. By the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Tommy and Austin have figured out that she is alive and sentient and can feel everything done to her, have figured out a large chunk of her history, and even succeed in communicating with her. Then she kills them both, eliminating the two people who could've prevented her from experiencing any further trauma, and thus ensuring she'll most likely go through another agonizing autopsy at the very ''least'' before anyone else figures those same things out, provided she doesn't kill them, too.]]

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* TheLivingDead: Strikingly averted; model Olwen Kelly plays Jane's corpse very convincingly, completely nude at that, and is never seen breathing. Of course, [[spoiler:it's hinted that Jane may not exactly be dead]].


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played for creepiness in that case, as Jane Doe's body is unnaturally preserved and devoid of external bruises or marks. The "beauty" of the corpse contrasts even more with the discovery of the corpse's gruesome internal traumas. A final unnerving instance of it occurs when in the lasts moments of the movie, [[spoiler:when the police investigate the morgue following the deaths of the Tildens and the corpse is shown to be perfectly intact, which either means that the Tildens never performed the autopsy or that their autopsy was somehow undone by the witch]].

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played for creepiness in that case, as Jane Doe's body is unnaturally preserved and devoid of external bruises or marks. The "beauty" of the corpse contrasts even more with the discovery of the corpse's gruesome internal traumas. A final unnerving instance of it occurs when in the lasts moments of the movie, [[spoiler:when the police investigate the morgue following the deaths of the Tildens and the corpse is shown to be perfectly intact, which either means that we saw resulting from the Tildens never performed the autopsy or that their autopsy was somehow undone by the witch]].transfer of her injuries to Tommy]].



* FanDisservice: The Irish model Olwen Kelly exposes her body to play Jane Doe, but the clinical approach of the Tilden and the fact that a beautiful corpse is still a corpse probably destroys any arousal the public may have.

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* FanDisservice: The Irish model Olwen Kelly exposes her body to play Jane Doe, but the clinical approach of the Tilden Tildens and the fact that a beautiful corpse is still a corpse probably destroys any arousal the public may have.



* MasterOfIllusion: [[spoiler: Hinted to be the gist of Jane Doe’s witchcraft. When the police investigate the death of the Tilden, none of the damage seemingly inflicted by the corpse is apparent and the radio announces its fourth consecutive day of sunshine while the Tilden had heard a storm warning earlier]].

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* MasterOfIllusion: [[spoiler: Hinted to be the gist of Jane Doe’s witchcraft. When the police investigate the death of the Tilden, Tildens, none of the damage seemingly inflicted by the corpse is apparent and the radio announces its fourth consecutive day of sunshine while the Tilden Tildens had heard a storm warning earlier]].

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: See OfCorsetHurts below; as Jane is [[spoiler: from the Salem witch hunts]], she would have [[spoiler: worn ''stays'' in life, not a corset, leaving aside the extent to which a corset could even actually do that.]]

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