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Tonight She Comes

Comparison:

  • Family Friendly Version
  • Uncut
Release: Sep 23, 2018 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Mike Lowrey - external link: IMDB

The 2016 horror film Tonight She Comes by director Matt Stuertz is an unusual mix of campy slasher, occult horror and spotty splatter movie. The camera doesn’t pan away when the blood and gore take over in the film’s explicit moments that use disgust as a way to entertain (or disgruntle) the audience. Not all viewers who expect a clear-cut genre movie will welcome this balancing act but if you’re open to the ride, you’ll get an unconventional, entertaining horror film with a barenaked, bloodied, demon-possessed woman as the antagonist.

So far, Tonight She Comes didn’t have any censorship problems in the US, UK or other territories with the big exception of Germany. The country’s very strict youth protection rules did in fact become more liberal over the last couple of years but it is still not too keen on films that celebrate violence in an overly graphic manner. The context matters, of course, but irony and “fun” only go so far in the eyes of the German classification board FSK. Therefore, the German distributor Indeed Film undertook an attempt to calm the board a bit by submitting a version of Tonight She Comes that was a little less graphic in some shots. They call it “Family Friendly Version”, which clearly is a bit sarcastic given the amount of violence that is still included. This version was produced with director Matt Stuertz’ involvement but still was rejected by the FSK. The film eventually was cut down by three minutes to get the FSK’s “18” rating. If you want to see what that looks like, head over to the comparison on our German main site.

A lot of genre movies that were released in a cut version in Germany got their uncut redemption via Austria, where German is also spoken and basically no youth protection system exists. This happened for Tonight She Comes, as well, where the distributor ILLUSIONS UNLTD. Films released the film in its fully uncensored version in three limited mediabook editions that also mark the film’s first-ever Blu-ray release worldwide. In the bonus section, the Family Friendly Version can be found and that’s why we have this comparison.

Compared are the Family Friendly Version and the Uncut Version (both included in the Austrian Blu-ray mediabook by ILLUSIONS UNLTD. films).

3 scenes with alternate material = No time difference

Alternate material
0:36:34: The camera pans down and shows the naked body of demon Kristy. However, only the uncut version shows her private parts. The FF version is slower and shows James a little earlier.
No time difference

Family Friendly VersionUncut



Alternate material
0:52:34: The headshot is splattery in both versions but the FF version is shortened at the end of the shot. Instead, we see Felicity a bit earlier.
No time difference

Family Friendly VersionUncut



Alternate material
1:20:29: When the demon is born, the FF version avoids the explicit sight of Kristy’s private parts and instead shows her in agony and shock more often.
No time difference

Family Friendly VersionUncut