Chicagoland horror fans have two new flicks coming to the Music Box Theatre in February, ones that have been making quite a rumble in the horror world!
The first one is The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which I seen on a lot of Best of 2016 lists. Directed by André Øvredal (Troll Hunter) and stars Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, and Ophelia Lovibond. The story is about a small town in Virginia where the local sheriff comes across a terrifying murder scene, with multiple bodies. During the search of the residence, they discover another body in the basement, which is an unidentified female corpse, which is named Jane Doe. Once the body gets to the family-owned morgue, things start to get even more weirder. The more the coroner and his son dig deeper into Jane Doe, unnatural forces take hold of the place. This film opens this Friday at the Music Box.
Then two weeks later, on Friday the 17th, XX will open. This new film is an all-female helmed horror anthology film which features four different short films, all written and directed by women.
The Birthday Party is directed by Annie Clark, making her directorial debut. Karyn Kusama, who gave us last year’s chilling The Invitation, gives us Her Only Living Son. Roxanne Benjamin, one of the directors of the awesome anthology film Southbound, gives us Don’t Fall. And lastly, Jovanka Vuckovic, formally of Rue Morgue magazine, has directed The Box. The four shorts are wrapped together by award winning animator Sofia Carrillo.
For more information about both of these films, head over to the Music Box’s website HERE.