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)