Thursday, September 1, 2016

THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN

The Taking Of Deborah Logan Movie Review

A film crew shoots a documentary on Alzheimer's Disease, but their subject, Deborah Logan (Jill Larson), gives them a lot more than they bargained for. This 2014 Bryan Singer-produced, low budget found footage/possession film starts off pretty strong--we get a look at an interesting disease, a decent back story, and a slow, creepy build. The movie begins to feel familiar, but different enough that you still wonder what direction it may be heading in. The real strength of this movie is in the performances of Larson, Anne Ramsay as Logan's daughter Sarah, and Michelle Ang as Mia, the leader of the documentary crew. Though they are few, there are some absolutely terrifying scenes in this movie.

You'll see this in your dreams for days

Unfortunately, what starts out as something a bit different than what we are used to dissolves into horror clichés and jump scares galore--I can only guess Singer had something to do with this. Some of the decisions of the people in the film will leave you scratching your head (trying to burn the body inside), and some things (like police officers running through darkness without a flashlight) will leave you shaking it. The Taking Of Deborah Logan is a movie that had the potential to stand out from the pack, but ultimately will find itself lost among the rest.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5

The Taking Of Deborah Logan Movie Trailer

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