2014 / 90m - USA
The Taking of Deborah Logan poster


May 07, 2021


A neat little faux documentary style horror film from the heydays of the genre. Not quite sure why I missed out on it back when it was released, I was (and still am) quite fond of this niche. It's never too late to catch up on these films of course, certainly not now that the hype has died down.

Deborah Logan is and old woman suffering from Alzheimer's. To improve her financial situation, she makes a deal with a documentary team, allowing them to follow her around, documenting her illness. Deborah's situation is deteriorating pretty quickly, but as the disease increasingly takes hold of her it seems she's not just suffering from Alzheimer's.

The setup is pretty creepy, Jill Larson puts in an impressive performance, there are a couple of truly tense scenes during the second half and the finale, though predictable, is effective. There's not quite enough here to distinguish is from other films in the genre, but if you're looking for some solid horror and you can stand the faux doc approach, be sure to give this one a shot.