Not knowing what this movie really was about before watching it I wondered what I was about to watch, and how an autopsy could be made interesting and horrifying, but this movie did set things up quite well. The father is teaching the son how to be a medical examiner, and the son is learning quite well and fast. The night the body of Jane Doe is brought in the son is about to leave for the movies with his girlfriend, but instead feels an obligation to stay with his father and help him out. He makes plan with the girlfriend for later and tells her to come get him when it is time to go.
The body of Jane Doe is a complete mystery. She comes in with signs of decomposition and later death, but her body is not in bad shape and there are things that suggest she has been buried in another place rather than where she was found. As they do their work and slowly run through the body they find things that suggest this young woman has been severely tortured, but they don't understand several of their findings. As the night moves on a storm outside grows and they find themselves trapped in the morgue as strange and dangerous things start to happen.
This movie doesn't rely on jump scares which is fantastic since those really are overused. It slowly builds up with the mystery and horror of the body and what is happening around them. I didn't appreciate one scene involving an animal, but that is only because there are often scenes in which animals are harmed (which to me seems very cliche). With each slice to the body something new happens, whether it is bodies moving on their own or mysterious songs playing over the radio, these things keep up all night as the father/son team try to figure out how to get out of the building.
As the night moves on and they attempt to figure out what is going on, things continue to get worse, ending up with a death and severe injuries. This movie didn't end how I expected it to, but it also wasn't quite a surprise either. It was an unusual subject matter and the plot was an interesting take on an old story. There are some parts that are remniscent of other movies, but overall it was a new idea and an interesting subject matter.
I also have to applaud Olwen Catherine Kelly who plays Jane Doe. Throughout the movie she has no lines and the only thing she gets to do is be a dead body. While this seems like it might be one of the easiest jobs ever, I am one hundred percent sure that this was probably a very difficult part to play as the character is naked the entire time, or in a body bag, and has her eyes open. And yes I do realize that some of the scenes are probably not the actress, but she did a fantastic job.