REview: Tonight She Comes (2016) | What Starts As Homage Quickly Finds It’s Own Voice

Matt Stuertz’s Tonight She Comes is a remarkable movie that to my reckoning feels like the sequel to The Evil Dead (1981) we should’ve got, yet somehow begins as a homage to It Follows (2014) and still manages to not only be cohesive, but it’s own thing.

I did I mention that’s it’s gory, but gory in ways that you don’t typically see (which is my criticism against Evil Dead (2013). It’s not a terrible movie but plays more like the original, except with current special effects; which makes you wonder what the point was, beyond “money,” that is) though there’s a kill that’s taken – or should I say “homaged” – from Friday The 13th VII: The New Blood that works significantly better than it did in that particular movie.

And the acting is fraking–I’m trying to rein in my cursing. It’s not going away, but I can minimize it–amazing, which is interesting because one of my gripes against independent movies is that the acting can come off as wooden, without the distractions million dollar budgets can bring.

Though there’s one actor–if you watch the movie you’ll know who I mean–who doesn’t quite ring true but everyone else is remarkable.

If you haven’t seen Tonight She Comes, it’s on Tubi for free.

Check it out, you won’t regret it.

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