10/16/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #16 – The Taking of Deborah Logan.

Taking of Deborah Logan

Let’s get something right out of the way. Yes, this is another found footage movie. But you’ll have to trust me on this one. The Taking of Deborah Logan is on a whooooole other level. This baby is so well done and so downright terrifying that it demands to be toward the top of all the found footage lists. The story follows a grad student doing a documentary on the real life horrors of Alzheimer’s disease. They find a subject, a sweet old woman named Deborah Logan, that has the beginning stages, and will follow her as she proceeds through the disease. There are numerous things that set this movie apart, but this is the first key thing. Alzheimer’s in itself is terrifying, so even before the rest of the horrors begin, you’re already captured by the story and the characters. And the characters are the second part that pushes this movie beyond. They are real people. With real reactions. One of my favorite parts is when some seriously insane shit starts happening, members of the documentary camera crew leave. Just like they would in real life. They don’t stick around. I kind of loved that because it’s what would happen. And all of this added even more realism to the overall happenings. But let’s get to the real standout in the film, and that’s Jill Larson’s portrayal of Deborah Logan. She. Is. Incredible. You can’t take your eyes off her. She fills this entire movie. You feel for her. You are devastated by her. And yes, you become terrified in all holy hell of her. And when I mean terrified, I mean it. This movie has some SERIOUS scares. There is some serious dread inducing stuff, so if you don’t like to be really scared, stay away. But for those of us who love that shit, this flick is epic. I won’t spoil anything for you, but let’s just say there is one scene in this film that might be one of the most terrifying things I’ve seen in a very long time. SO well done, and SO effed up. Listen. See this movie. It’s worth every second.

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