The Taking of Deborah Logan
Directed by Adam Robitel
After months of searching, Mia Medina has found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan and her daughter Sarah. But as the days progress, they observe behaviors and occurrences that show the progression to be far more advanced than anyone was prepared for. What becomes apparent is that there’s something besides Alzheimer’s that has taken control of Deborah’s life. It’s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed.
A film crew documents a woman's struggle with Alzheimer's, only to discover something else at play.
Cast: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile
Great terrifying movie!
For anyone worried that a documentary-style movie about Alzheimer’s was going to be too slow, too ambiguous or take too long to get to the wild stuff, that is absolutely not the case here. I was shocked how quickly this moved, how it kept developing the plot, and I was even pleasantly surprised by the ending. It has a few classic horror tropes in it, but I did not find it predictable at all. Great find!
One of the better “found footage” movies I’ve seen.
If you’re still willing to give the “found footage” style a try, this is one of the good ones. It doesn’t break any new ground, but it’s better than expected.