Get Up On This With Jensen Karp: Hush / Creep / The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Every Thursday morning Jensen Karp gets us up on something new

October 11, 2019

Every Thursday morning Jensen brings our attention to something that we may not know about yet or something we may have overlooked in the past.

Now it's time to "Get Up On This."

It is officially scary season and for those of you who missed it last week, Jensen will be bringing us three different underrated horror films for the entire month. 

The first film this week is a Netflix movie called Hush. It’s directed by Mike Flanagan, who’s best known for his much-celebrated series, The Haunting of Hill House, and the upcoming film, Dr. SleepHush is a 2016 slasher thriller that stars Flanagan’s wife Kate Siegel, who also co-wrote the film with him. Siegel plays Maddie, a woman who temporarily lost her hearing and ability to speak when she was 13. In a botched attempt to correct it, she was left deaf and mute permanently. She becomes a successful author of thriller books and decides to move to the woods to write uninterrupted. Her only communication seems to be with her neighbor Sarah. One night, a masked killer chases Sarah to Maddie’s doorstep and kills her. Unaware that Maddie wasn’t able to hear the murder, the masked killer thinks he's been caught. The film goes on to be an intense and well-directed cat and mouse chase between the psycho and Maddie. The film is a little torturous at times because there’s hardly any dialog. Hush is inventive and exciting and creating this much stress in a film is great. The best part is, it’s only one hour and twenty-one minutes.

Because there isn’t a good clip to play from the movie Jensen instead played a clip from the song Nightmare On My Street, which has nothing to do with the movie, but it’s a terrible Halloween song.

The second pick this week is the movie Creep. It’s a 2014 found footage psychological drama from Patrick Brice in his directorial debut. It was co-written by Brice and Mark Duplass and they're the only two stars of the movie. The film is viewed through the lens of a camera because Brice’s character Aaron answered a classified ad placed by Duplass’ character Joseph looking for a videographer to film something for his unborn son. So, you watch the film from Aaron’s first-person point-of-view as it follows Joseph. Joseph is a cancer survivor who’s cancer has returned and has only months to live. With Joseph’s wife out of town, he invites Aaron to his vacation house in the woods and the film gets crazy from there. Joseph’s odd behavior just gets worse and you can guess that Aaron is in for a lot more than the ad suggested. Much like all of Duplass’ movies the film relies on a lot of improv conversations. The best part of the film is - that it’s only one hour and twenty-two minutes long.

The slow build and utter confusion is what makes it so scary - here’s a clip.

The third and final pick of this week is The Autopsy of Jane Doe. It’s now on Netflix and they really push it during Halloween, although it was originally released in 2016. It stars Emile Hirsh and Brian Cox as father and son coroners, which should be enough to make you watch it immediately. When tasked with examining the body of a Jane Doe things become extremely supernatural very quickly. Her body was found at the scene of multiple homicides and the coroners realize there are no external signs of trauma, but her wrists and ankles have been shattered, her tongue cut out, her lungs show signs of 3rd-degree burns and several other unexplainable traumas. That’s when the hallucinations start and the chaos begins. Some people may feel let down by the ending, but the journey is awesome. People may wonder why they haven’t heard of this movie, especially around Halloween. But, if you’re looking for something you haven’t seen yet, this is perfect. Another reason why it’s perfect? It’s only an hour and twenty-six minutes.

This is a clip of Emile Hirsh and Brian Cox where Emile’s starting to get scared of the autopsy they’re performing.

The second week of Halloween movies for the month of Halloween are HushCreep, and The Autopsy of Jane Doe. All three movies are easy to find and stream with little to no effort on your part. Jensen encourages everyone to view along, especially if you haven’t seen them yet. It will be fun to watch together. Next week, Jensen will have a whole new set of Halloween movies to get you up on.