As police are investigating multiple deaths, with strange circumstances, they discover the body of a young woman buried in the basement. The woman is taken to a father and son team of coroners, who are tasked to find a cause of death by morning. As they begin to study her body and organs, they discover internal signs of torture, with not one external injury or bruise. The more they search, the more they discover there is a dark and deadly secret to this young woman.
The father and son team are played by Brian Cox (Trick 'r' Treat 2007) and Emile Hirsch (The Darkest Hour 2011). Both do an amazing job throughout the film. This film revolves mainly around these two actors and you never get annoyed with them. They are very believable in their roles and are very relate-able. The best thing about this film has to be the atmosphere. The film mainly takes place in an underground coroner office. The use of dim lightning and a well placed mirror really added to the ambience. Especially, when you hear the bell that is tied to one of the other corpses start to ring, Holy Crap! The vibe of the really reminds me of Last Shift (2014), another film I really enjoyed. Another thing that was done really well was how great Olwen Catherine Kelly did. Now I know she is only laying down as a corpse but she does so well with her expressions. It's hard to notice, but keep an eye on her face and you can see her expressions change as the film progresses. By the end, she looks terrifying, but it's very subtle. I look forward to seeing her in future roles. The director, André Øvredal, Really knew what shots to use to put the audience in the scene. He also directed the film Trollhunter, which was such a good monster movie. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. Overall, this film is definitely worth a watch.