Gobbledygeek episode 417, “Gobbledyween: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (feat. Greg Sahadachny),” is available for listening or download right here and on Apple Podcasts here.
Leaves are on the ground. Blood is on the screen. It’s time for Gobbledyween.
Take a break from the horror of the real world to join Paul and Arlo for that most venerated of Gobbledygeek traditions, the month-long horror movie marathon known as Gobbledyween. To kick things off for 2020, our pal Greg Sahadachny takes a break from the usual goofy stuff we stick him with (like the very goofy The Stuff) to go legit with his own personal selection: André Øvredal’s 2016 procedural chiller The Autopsy of Jane Doe. The gang takes a scalpel to the film, discussing how Øvredal gets the most out of his “bottle episode” morgue setting; Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch’s strong performances as a father-son coroner duo; how the film avoids fetishizing Olwen Kelly’s nude body; and why nihilism in horror films can feel so satisfying.
NEXT: grab(oid) onto your butts, Uproxx editor Jason Tabrys joins us to talk Tremors.
- 00:00:50 – Intro / Guest
- 00:08:00 – The Autopsy of Jane Doe
- 01:26:06 – Outro / Next
- “The Autopsy of Jane Doe Is the Most Tasteful Movie Ever Made About Cutting Up a Woman’s Corpse” by Jordan Crucchiola, Vulture
- “Autopsy of Jane Doe: How an actress played dead for horror film” by Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
- “How the Scariest Scene in ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ Uses a Single Sound Effect to Deliver Maximum Horror” by Meagan Navarro, /Film
- “Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In)” by Frente!, Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits (1995)
- “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) [From the American Tribal Love Rock Musical “Hair”]” by The 5th Dimension, The Age of Aquarius (1969)