Autopsy is a death metal band, founded in 1987 in the United States by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler. They disbanded in 1995, but reunited in 2009. Autopsy was formed in August 1987 by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler, shortly after Reifert's departure from Death; the band recorded a demo that year, Demo'87, before Danny Coralles joined in 1988 prior to the recording of their second demo, Critical Madness, along with Reifert and Cutler, would be a constant in the band's lineup. The band signed to Peaceville Records and released their debut album, Severed Survival in 1989; these early recordings featured a straightforward thrash-influenced death metal style in a similar vein to Scream Bloody Gore era Death, but the band adopted a slower, doom metal influenced sound for their next release, the 1990 Retribution for the Dead EP. The next full-length, Mental Funeral, continued in this style and has since been cited by many other death metal musicians as influential. Having completed a successful European tour soon after Mental Funeral, the band reentered the studio to record the Fiend for Blood EP, followed by their third full-length, Acts of the Unspeakable, which featured shorter songs and a more grindcore influenced sound.
A difficult US tour in 1993 led to the decision to disband Autopsy after the recording of a final album. Shitfun, released in early 1995, was influenced by hardcore punk and would prepare fans for Abscess a side project of Danny Coralles and Chris Reifert which would become their main band after Autopsy's demise. Autopsy was featured in the 2005 music documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey when the film's narrator and star, Sam Dunn read aloud a verse from the band's song "Charred Remains". After several years of speculation regarding an Autopsy reunion, denial of the possibility, the band members reunited in September 2008 to record two new tracks for the special edition of their 1989 debut Severed Survival, they reconvened to the Maryland Deathfest in 2009. After Abscess broke up in June 2010, Autopsy announced that they had permanently reunited, they released The Tomb Within EP in September 2010, Macabre Eternal in 2011, Born Undead DVD in 2012, The Headless Ritual in 2013 and Tourniquets and Graves in 2014.
Autopsy released the EP "Skullgrinder" on November 27, 2015. They released the EP Puncturing the Grotesque on December 15, 2017. Along with fellow Bay Area band Possessed and Reifert's previous group Death, Autopsy have been considered a pioneering band in the death metal and death-doom genres. Early genre stalwarts like Entombed, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse and Deicide have all credited Autopsy as an influence in their sound. Severed Survival Mental Funeral Acts of the Unspeakable Shitfun Macabre Eternal The Headless Ritual Tourniquets and Graves Retribution for the Dead Fiend for Blood Horrific Obsession The Tomb Within Skull Grinder Puncturing the Grotesque Tortured Moans of Agony Dead as Fuck Dark Crusades 1987 Demo Critical Madness Ridden with Disease Torn from the Grave All Tomorrow's Funerals Introducing Autopsy Severed Survival/Retribution For the Dead Acts of The Unspeakable/Fiend For Blood Dark Crusades Born Undead Official Autopsy page at Myspace
Autopsy (1975 film)
Autopsy is a 1975 Italian giallo-horror film directed by Armando Crispino. It achieved a cult status for its truculent morgue scenes; the Italian title translates as Sunspots. Mimsy Farmer: Simona Sana Barry Primus: Father Paul Lenox Ray Lovelock: Edgar Carlo Cattaneo: Lello Sana Angela Goodwin: Daniela Gaby Wagner: Betty Lenox Massimo Serato: Gianni Sana Ernesto Colli: Ivo Antonio Casale: Inspector Silvestri Allmovie wrote, "This creepy whodunit offers a few chills but is unsatisfying."Marco Giusti feels that the film, like all films by Crispino, is a little slow, a little boring. Rob Talbot wrote "You do wonder what you’ve let yourself for when this one kicks off, but it’ll make you sit up and pay attention, whether you love or hate it." Autopsy on IMDb
Autopsy (2008 film)
Autopsy is a 2008 American horror film directed by Adam Gierasch. It premiered on August 24, 2008 in the United Kingdom at the London FrightFest Film Festival and was selected as one of After Dark Horrorfest's "Eight Films to Die For"; the films stars Michael Bowen, Jessica Lowndes, Ashley Schneider, Robert Patrick and Jenette Goldstein. Filming took place in Louisiana. Five friends go to New Orleans Mardi Gras. On their way home, they realize they have hit a man. Before anyone can call for help, an ambulance arrives, they are taken to a strange hospital. Upon arrival, the five friends begin disappearing one by one; the plot centers on Mercy Hospital where inhumane experiments are being done on the living patients by an insane staff. The "experiments" are brutal 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. Jessica Lowndes as Emily Ross Kohn as Bobby Ross McCall as Jude Ashley Schneider as Clare Arcadiy 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 Critical reception for Autopsy has been positive.
Fearnet commented that the film took a while to get started, but that "once Autopsy gets moving with its strange sense of humor and its admirable devotion to old-fashioned, over-the-top, Fango-friendly gore-gasms... I have no problem calling it a weekend rental for the horror fans who've seen it all." Dread Central and HorrorNews.net both gave positive reviews, Dread Central stated that although the film "does have its fair share of pitfalls" it was overall "a living, breathing nightmare of a movie that's as sadistic as it is surreal." In contrast, DVD Talk gave a more mixed review, writing that "Director Adam Gierasch shows some talent with a few sick set pieces and bursts of aggression, but some comatose performances, predictable jumps and a aimless final third keep this in stable condition." Autopsy on IMDb Autopsy at Rotten Tomatoes
The Autopsy is the first EP by American rapper C-Bo, released in 1994 on AWOL Records. It was produced by Sam Bostic, it peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 19 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers. One single was released, "Groovin' On a Sunday"; the EP features guest performances from Keak da Sneak & Agerman, together known as Dual Committee, AWOL Records label-mate Pizzo. West Coast Mafia Records, C-Bo's own label, reissued The Autopsy in 2003 with bonus tracks. "Autopsy" - 5:20 "Murder Man" - 4:27 "America's Nightmare" - 4:42 "Groovin' On a Sunday" - 4:33 "Stompin' In My Steel Toes" - 5:13 "Ghetto Flight" - 4:19 The EP was re-released August 12, 2003 with the following bonus tracks: "Until We Blow" - 3:40 "Boy to a Man" - 4:04 The Autopsy at Discogs The Autopsy at MusicBrainz
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 supernatural horror film directed by André Øvredal. It stars Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as father-and-son coroners who experience supernatural phenomena while examining the body of an unidentified woman, it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016, was released on December 21. It is Øvredal's first English-language film; the corpse of an unidentified woman is found at the scene of a bloody multiple homicide. The sheriff finds no signs of forced entry, a deputy suggests that the victims were trying to escape. Emma visits her boyfriend and his father, Tommy, a small town coroner. Tommy explains that coroners in the past used to tie bells to bodies to ensure they were dead, not comatose; the sheriff arrives with the mysterious body of Jane Doe, tells Tommy that he needs the cause of death by morning. Austin postpones his date with Emma to help Tommy, promising to meet her that evening. Tommy and Austin perform the autopsy and become confused.
There are no external visible signs of trauma. Her tongue has been crudely cut out, one of her molars is missing, her lungs are blackened as though she had suffered third degree burns, her internal organs reveal numerous cuts and scarring. Jimsonweed, a paralyzing agent not native to the area, is found in her stomach; the condition of much of the body suggests that death had just occurred, while cloudiness of the corpse's eyes suggests she has been dead for several days. Other mysterious events occur; the radio spontaneously changes stations settling on the song "Open Up Your Heart", Austin believes he sees people standing in the morgue's hallway. Investigating, he finds their cat mortally wounded. Tommy finds; the cloth has Roman numerals, an odd diagram. Similar symbols are found on the inside of her skin; the lights in the room explode. During the confusion, they realize, they decide to leave. An unseen figure bruises Tommy in the bathroom, they again examine the corpse. When the door locks itself, Austin hacks it with an emergency axe.
Through an opening, they see one of the missing corpses. Unable to get to the cremation furnace, they set the corpse ablaze in the exam room; the fire spreads rapidly. When the elevator turns back on, Tommy and Austin try to escape. Panicked, Tommy uses an axe against; when he and Austin exit the elevator, they discover. Certain that Jane Doe's corpse has been preventing them from finding out the truth about her death, they return to the examination room. Tests determine that Jane Doe's brain tissue cells remain active, proving that she is somehow still alive. Further examination of the cloth determines that the markings refer to Leviticus 20:27, which condemns witches, the year 1693, the date of the Salem witch trials. Tommy and Austin reason that in their attempt to punish a witch, the Salem authorities instead transformed an innocent woman into a witch, who now wants revenge. Tommy offers himself to the corpse as a sacrifice. Tommy's ankles and wrists shatter. Tommy forces his son to kill him to end his misery.
Austin reluctantly stabs his father in the chest with a knife. Believing he hears the sheriff outside, Austin tries to flee but realizes the voice is another hallucination. Startled by a vision of Tommy's corpse, Austin falls to his death; the police are confused by another inexplicable crime scene. The corpse, showing no signs of trauma, is taken to Virginia Commonwealth University. During the ambulance ride, the radio plays "Open Up Your Heart", the corpse's big toe twitches. Emile Hirsch as Austin Tilden Brian Cox as Tommy Tilden Ophelia Lovibond as Emma Michael McElhatton as Sheriff Sheldon Burke Olwen Kelly as Jane Doe Parker Sawyers as Officer Cole Coming off of the success of Trollhunter, Øvredal stated that he wanted to "prove something" – that he could do more than found footage style films, he stated, "It's just a specific style that you need to get into for that project." The Conjuring proved to be a spark of inspiration for Øvredal, he said, "it was such a classical horror movie that came at a time where all these movies had tried to do all kinds of different stuff and suddenly it was like getting back to basics".
After watching the film, Øvredal told his agency he wanted to "find a pure horror script", which resulted in being sent Autopsy. The script had appeared on the annual Black List. Martin Sheen was cast as Tommy but pulled out. Although there are some prosthetics used, the role of the corpse, for the most part was played by actress Olwen Kelly. Øvredal felt that it was necessary to have an actress for the part to help connect the audience on a human level. On some level the decision was a practical one as Øvredal believes that doing some of the close up scenes with a prosthetic would've been impossible. Øvredal said that Kelly had the most difficult role in the film, he credited her with making everyone else comfortable on the set. Kelly was the first person interviewed for the role. Øvredal said they performed further interviews afterward, but he knew she was right for the role. One of the reasons
Autopsy (Rorschach album)
Autopsy is a compilation album released in 1995 by American metalcore band Rorschach on the band's own Gern Blandsten Records. The album consists of the band's entire recorded history