44: Autopsy of Jane Doe: Small Claims Court of the Supernatural

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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 44, “Small Claims Court of the Supernatural,” your hosts Mary Kay McBrayer and Mary Beyer welcome on S.A. Bradley, author of Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy to discuss the film The Autopsy of Jane Doe. They answer important questions like these:

What is a “stinger,” according to S.A. Bradley? What was this movie’s stinger? Is there a right answer? How accurate is our popular perception of the witches at Salem? Does Tommy actually leave the “why” to the detectives? Why do the undertakers have to dissociate in a way that is borderline disrespectful? Is it a coping skill? Is this movie scary? Were Quakers more focused on the New Testament? What was the worst body horror of this movie? Did the concept of the movie work? Does this movie reinforce the idea of a self-fulfilling prophecy? Who even has a chalk board anymore? Was THAT the scariest part? Is Jane Doe a person? a golem? What’s the deal with the song? That one? Why the anachronism? Did you like the bell on the toe? Is Jane Doe regenerating? Is she oversexualized? What is one thing the movie might be trying to say? What actor would you like to play dead for the duration of a movie, and which movie would you like for them to be dead in?

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2018)—Directed by André Øvredal. Written by Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing. Performances by Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond.

Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Suspense, Witches, The Occult

Where to watch: Netflix

Summary: Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

Links:

S.A. Bradley’s amazing book, Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy

S.A. Bradley’s dope af podcast, Hellbent for Horror

Book Riot’s mystery and thriller book podcast, Read or Dead

Sleeping Venus painting by Titian/Giorgione

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