(Wikipedia, 2017)

By JANANI AFIFAH

 

This is an underrated movie of the horror genre. The film, which was released in 2016, was all over Twitter sometime back.

Jane Doe is a name used as a placeholder name for a party whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld in a legal action, case or discussion.To further specify, John Doe is used for unknown men, Jane Doe for unknown women and Janie Doe for the unknown children or just Doe for those non gender-specified. Until now, most US jurisdictions continue to use these names as placeholder name.

Jane Doe starts off in a house where cops find an unidentified corpse of a young woman half-buried in the basement of a house where a bloody and bizarre homicide had occurred. One of the police officers concludes that there are no signs of forced entry and that the victims were trying to escape from the residence instead. The main role in this film is filled by Jane Doe, and isn’t it strange when a corpse is the main role?

The second leading role is the pathologist father assisted by his son where they would carry autopsy on corpses in their house in a small town. Austin, the son, and Tommy, the father, were just finishing the autopsy of a burned corpse when Austin’s girlfriend Emma came and got curious about the bodies being examined in the morgue. She notices a bell tied to the ankle of a  body. Tommy explains to her that the bells were used to signal if someone was actually just in a comatose state instead of really dead.

Jane Doe has no visible signs of trauma, scars or marks. They also discover that her eyes are cloudy, something that only happens when bodies have been dead for a few days, yet the corpse looks fresh. Her wrist and ankle bones are shattered without any outward signs of injury and her tongue has been non-surgically severed.

Who is Jane Doe in the movie, and what happened to her? Watch to find out!