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|Directed by||Adam Gierasch|
|Produced by||Seven Arts Pictures
|Music by||Joseph Bishara|
|Cinematography||Anthony B. Richmond|
|Editing by||Andrew Cohen|
|Distributed by||High Fliers Films|
May 31, 2008
|Running time||80 mins|
Autopsy is a 2008 American horror film directed by Adam Gierasch and from the producer of the Final Destination film series. It was premiered on August 24, 2008 in the United Kingdom at the London FrightFest Film Festival. The films stars Michael Bowen, Jessica Lowndes, Ashley Schneider, Robert Patrick and Jenette Goldstein.
Five friends go to New Orleans Mardi Gras. On their way home, they get into a car accident and realize they have hit a man. Before anyone can call for help, an ambulance arrives. They are taken to a strange hospital where their injuries can be examined.
The plot centers on Mercy Hospital where inhumane experiments are being done on the living patients by an insane staff. The "experiments" are brutal, often killing the victim. In one set piece, the internal organs of a patient are hung like a garland over the autopsy table. The experiments are designed to save the head doctor's wife, who has a terminal disease.
- Jessica Lowndes as Emily
- Ross Kohn as Bobby
- Ross McCall as Jude
- Ashley Schneider as Clare
- Arkady Golubovich as Dimitrly
- Robert Lasardo as Scott
- Michael Bowen as Travis
- Jenette Goldstein as Nurse Marian
- Robert Patrick as Dr. Benway
- Elijah Hardy as Gregory
- Tatyana Kanavka as Gretchen
- Eric Adams as Officer Jacobs
- Janine Venable as Lisette
Autopsy received generally favorable reviews from its target audience, and was named one of 'Eight Films to Die For' by After Dark Horrorfest.
Michael Gingold in Fangoria.com states, "(Dario Argento) the maestro’s influence is... evident in the saturated hues of Anthony B. Richmond’s cinematography.”
David Harley in Bloody-disgusting.com gave the film seven out of ten and said, “… filled with deliciously dark humor, and amazing gore and grue.”
Dreadcentral.com said about the director, “Gierasch truly shines,” and went on to say, “… the film looks absolutely beautiful with rich colors just dripping from the screen. That, combined with the score by music maven Joseph Bishara, contributes to making this experience a living, breathing nightmare of a movie that's as sadistic as it is surreal.”
Fearnet.com said about the effects, "… the absolute star of this scrappy little Autopsy flick is the old-school special effects master Gary J. Tunnicliffe. Fans of the art of gore will no doubt delight in what Tunnicliffe has cooked up here."
- "Box office / business for Autopsy (2008)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
- Autopsy at the Internet Movie Database
- "Review at Fangoria"
- "Review at Bloody-Disgusting"
- "Review at Dread Central"