Enkelt, intimt och riktigt spännande.
A superior cast (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch play a father and son coroner team) adds to the fun, as does the production design – the pair work in a dimly lit basement painted the colour of clogged arteries.
As we start to figure out who Jane Doe is, the tension rises and the creepiness increases.
The film is about a woman’s invisible suffering, the kind experienced beneath her exterior and which men can neither see nor grasp, even when they have the benefit of being able to literally peel back her layers.
Øvredal’s approach to horror is one that’s generic in setup, but brooding and long-lasting when quick “jumps” are unexpectedly drawn-out.