Halloween Project Day 4: The Taking Of Deborah Logan (2014)- I’ve learned to be nicer to my grandma, because she may be possessed and out to get me.
When an old woman, who’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and her daughter agree to let students film her for their thesis, they notice that there is more wrong with her. And as their time with her lengthens, they see that a monster has taken her over.
The start of the movie immediately left me sad, due to the that fact that someone very close to me most likely has this debilitating disease. She’s never ripped out her own skin though, so at least I know there isn’t a murderous being possessing her body. But still, I’ve learned to be nicer to my grandma, because she may be possessed and out to get me.
The movie featured some great acting by Jill Larson as Deborah Logan, the woman with Alzheimer’s. Her portrayal of a possessed and deranged woman was very convincing. So convincing, that she gave me the heebie-jeebies every time she was on screen. Anne Ramsey played the daughter, Sarah Logan, and she was a good balance for the mom. The crew of students played by Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile, and Jeremy DeCarlos were great as the never-quitting, optimistic youth.
The whole movie is “found footage” and when I first realized that I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. I thought “seriously, they still make those things?” But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. Though I don’t know how the students were capable of holding on to their cameras when all the crazy stuff was happening. If I were in their position, I would have dropped everything and run screaming into the woods begging for her to leave me alone. And I liked the fact that it was an old woman possessed. So far all movies I’ve seen with that feature have a little girl as their victim.
This movie has been the scariest one I’ve seen so far, but it’s also the one I’d recommend most for the next movie night if ever Auntie Sandy lets me choose what we’ll see. *fingers crossed* (Sandy: NO!)