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Saw this film for the first time this year and thought it was amazing but forget about it quickly after that.
Was browsing through a thread of unnecessary voiceovers and saw it listed which got me thinking. This film no matter how great it is has so much and I mean so much needless narration.
Spoilers for the film from here on out.
I’ll be using the unrated cut of the film as a starting point.
So all off the narration needs to go for me.
What I also want to remove is all the scenes of future Needy, I just don’t care for them at all and it’s such a stupid way to start this film. We essentially have three openings here.
-Prison bit with future Needy.
-Future bit which is a flash forward of the ending.
-Then the actual opening of the film with Needy and Jennifer in the gym.
What I also want to remove logically then is the prison ending and perhaps even the ending off the band getting killed but I’m unsure as to that so we’ll see.
There is this other weird part of the film were we see what happened to Jennifer, how she became the succubus all of that but it’s a flashback from a scene we saw twenty minutes in the film while we’re currently an hour in the film. It was just such a weird choice to me and I do not understand why it was done.
Looking back at the scene I rather cut it in it’s entirety and keep the reasoning for Jennifer’s bloodlust a mystery. We don’t really learn anything from the scene and it drags a lot.
Thinking I might change the title to : My Best Friend is a Succubus after an amazing 80s vampire film I adore but unsure to the change.
For a first edit list I think I have a lot to do but if anybody has any other suggestions please list them!
Also what do you think of the title change? Good idea? Or just silly.
JENNIFER’S BODY CUT LIST
-Added slight colour grade throughout the entire film.
-Removed prison opening scene.
-Removed all narration of Needy throughout the entire film.
-Removed waterfall and town introduction.
-Added Seasons Don’t Fear the Reaper by Gus as the opening song to the film.
-Added ambiance , wind, tree leaves to the opening.
-Replaced the fitness tv screen with a scene of Near Dark.
-Added the sound of Near Dark to the opening scene.
-Replaced the original music during Needy and Jennifer’s talk with Betty Davis Eyes.
-Cut Jennifer’s remark to Chip about Needy since it had music in I replaced with Longhearder.
-Cut down the couple of the bar shots which are not needed without narration.
-Added Heaven is a place on Earth to the fire bar scene.
-Cut shot of young Needy looking at a creepy tree
-Removed almost all of the ambient jumpscary sound when Jennifer comes to Needy’s home. It didn’t need to be there.
-Removed scene which showed the destroyed bar. We know it’s destroyed.
-Removed couple of students talking about Needy with instead hard cutting to Needy to keep the focus more on her.
-Replaced music originally played during the Jennifer and Jonas scene with Got My Mind Set on You.
-Replaced song that originally played during the swimming scene with sick puppies you're going down.
-Removed Low Shoulder number during the sad montage and replaced it with Oh Pretty Woman (Van Halen)
-Cut show of students singing Low Shoulder song.
-Cut some students walking in the school during the sad montage.
-Added Memories by Midnight to the sex scenes.
-Added Bella Lugosi is dead to Needy driving away from Chip.
-Added Echo and the Bunnymen instrumental version to Needy and Jennifer’s conversation in her room.
-Removed the origin story of how Jennifer became a succubus.
-Addes the song Devil Woman to the library scene.
-Added back a deleted scene which has Needy confront Jennifer in the shower and try to reverse the curse.
-Cut down Needy telling Chip to not go to the dance to make the scene drag less and be more serious.
-This scene had a lot and I mean a lot of pauses after every sentence spoken.
-Added “I Know There Is Something Going On by Frida throughout the next couple of scenes so I had sound instead of narration.
-Cut scene of other girls getting ready for the dance.
-Added back a deleted scene of Needy putting contacts in and getting ready for the dance.
-Removed scene of Chip’s mom taking his picture for the prom to make it seem that Chip is still on the fence of going or not going.
-Removed a couple of lines between Chip and Jennifer.
-Replaced the music during the swimming pool fight with Heartstopper It just felt so underwhelming to me.
-Added back a deleted scene of Needy confronting the band at the dance and scaring them away followed by another couple of scenes of more of the town reacting to the murders and Needy grabbing the toolbox knife.
-Added Heatflow Track 11 of The Guest II soundtrack over the deleted scenes and Needy morning over Chip and the fact her best friend is gone.
-The music during Needy and Jennifer’s Final fight felt incredibly underwhelming to me just like the swimming pool scene so I changed it to : Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll
-Removed Jennifer’s mom seeing her daughter’s dead body.
-Removed Prison ending scene.
-Removed Lance Henriksen cameo. (Please forgive me)
-Added Dancing in the Moonlight as the credits song.
-Added Lady Strange to the credits once Dancing in the Moonlight is over.
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