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I scrolled through the last few years of threads and didn't notice one for this horror/thriller from 2016.

NO SPOILERS!

This has been on my Netflix list for a year or so and finally had a quiet night alone to thoroughly enjoy one of the biggest surprises in quite some time.

The screenplay is genius: One location, half dozen actors, minimal SFX, and an increasing sense of doom and gloom. Very original horror. This is an example of what will get picked up and produced. I think if it had a marketing budget when released, it would have made bank.

Give it a go. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Seconded. Very entertaining movie, and an inspiring one for screenwriters for the reasons you say.

Not quite as strong a movie, but this one always makes me think of Last Shift (2014). That was another one that flew under the radar and is similarly a tight, recognizable-but-fresh genre piece with an excellent limited-budget script.


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Yeah, I enjoyed that too. Cool titles always catch my attention. If it has a smart title, chances are it's a smart story.


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Wasn't a big fan of this one, but it did have some promise.

Too slow for me.


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I liked it a lot. It's definitely one of my favorite recent (ish) horror films.
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It was Okay.


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I saw this one at a film festival two or three years ago and I really liked it.

Andre Ovredal was there - he introduced the film - and the whole room erupted in applause when it finished.

If I recall right, the script made the Black List and/or the Blood List.



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I thought the script was great. Films was pretty good too, but not as good as the script.


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I thought this was pretty terrific. I watched it on a whim and haven't seen it in some time (something I'm not alone in, I don't expect). I think it's a mark of the film's quality that I still remember it at this point.

It's worth considering one is probably most likely to catch it on Netflix or some other streaming service, perhaps after a lengthy, perhaps bored/disinterested browse. In that sense, it more than delivers. Proper actors, good production value, and a sense that the filmmakers took the project seriously. The plot isn't bad, but it's somewhat a dime a dozen. In a sense, the film didn't need to be as good as it was, and I think that makes it a cut above the rest in its ilk.


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Will be sure to check out the film. Just read the script which I apparently downloaded years ago but I swear I'd never read it. Great writing. This is the kind of good, simple, clever premise that works. I wish I could do that!


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Quoted from MarkItZero
Will be sure to check out the film. Just read the script which I apparently downloaded years ago but I swear I'd never read it. Great writing. This is the kind of good, simple, clever premise that works. I wish I could do that!


Is there a way to share the script? I'd love to read it.
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MarkItZero
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It's available online here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Screenwriting/comments/65n5gn/request_the_autopsy_of_jane_doe_2016_script/

If that doesn't work for some reason, PM your email, I'll send it.


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Loved this one. Brilliant how they kept everything in that one location and kept pushing the tension up... that's very hard to do...


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