This film is terrifically acted, especially by Jill Larson and Anne Ramsey, who play the elderly Deborah and her daughter Sarah. First time in a very long time that a film has made me jump throughout the whole movie. The Taking of Deborah Logan is a 2014 American horror film and the feature film directorial debut of Adam Robitel, written by Robitel and co-writer Gavin Heffernan. I cannot recommend Deborah Logan enough. But while it doesn't achieve so much greatness, definitely recommended.
Now, the problem with this movie is mainly about rational behavior of the characters. And I could have tolerated the supernatural stuff if that's the way they wanted to go with this, but I couldn't because of that stupid shaky cam and that girl doing the documentary I forgot her name, May? Deb Logan isn't frightened, because she's only aware of what she's doing while she's in the driver's seat. I enjoyed this one a lot and recommend it for fans of found footage and or horror movies. But here noooo, that wouldn't be scary enough. Sarah Logan loves her mother and tries desperately to help her however she can. Some shots are extremely quiet and scary and you think a jump scare is about to happen any second but. The movie is frightening in all the right places and the ending is just what it needs to be, escalating the terror for a great finale.
Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Adam Robitel-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to do right by you. I must say I enjoyed this movie immensely, it's one of the best horror films I've seen in a long time and I'll be awaiting with interest more of director Adam Robitel's work We've had just so many found-footage horrors every year, it's just too much. I haven't jumped or screamed like a little girl in awhile. Here's the premise: A group of people get to film an old lady in the struggle of an early diagnosed Alzheimer's disease. Another typical Point of View Camera film for shock value. What I like most about the movie is how you can create great atmosphere on a shoe string budget.
But that's just not how it works. The script had them running around aimlessly screaming at just about everything. Loved the use of darkness and the realistic comments from actors who reply the way normal non scripted people probably would if faced with such fear. All I can say is I don't like snakes and after this movie I still don't. We imagine ourselves as Alzheimer's victims, frightened of what we've become; of what we've lost.
I really wanted to give the film a higher score, but I couldn't come up with more than a 6. The movie is not without its flaws. D thesis on Alzheimer's disease. Attics and basements are still bad places to go. And in this movie it doesn't.
Loved every minute of the movie. She's frustrated; tired of trying to make sense of it all; weary of her mother's inexplicable behavior. The plot revolves around this girl and her camera crew who's studying Deborah Logan for her Ph. And that sucks, because based on the first 20-30 minutes, it had potential. So the movie nailed it on that front.
Not only will you not be disappointed, but the final scenes of this movie involving Deborah Logan will stick out in your mind as some of the most powerful, eerie images to come from the genre in quite some time. Wow I found this little gem by accident and was greatly rewarded. It reminds me a lot of The Last Exorcism although that was still a lot better. There's an ostensibly happy ending for the old lady and her daughter--well, about as happy as you can get with a story about a possessed Alzheimer's patient, and yes, that does feel very silly to write--but an extremely stupid and out of left field 'evil continues' ending is tacked on for a character we don't care about, since she's in the film for all of five minutes, tops. And I love that, because the anticipation and tension from that shot still lingers into the next, and then the next, until you feel it's going to explode at any minute. Thankfully, Deborah Logan was not one of these instances.
The first half of the film is genuinely terrifying, and had me in suspense. So many of these genre films appear around this time of year October that I've almost come to expect them to serve as cheap cash ins on the holiday itself. Just don't think too much about logic in this movie, because it is pretty much inexistent. Like I said, this is a creepy movie. They set this thing up like a documentary. It has old but cool idea, which could have been produced better.