Netflix Yea: The Taking of Deborah Logan 2014

Genuinely creepy with great jump scares

The Taking of Deborah Logan

the taking of deborah logan

“They’re about to find that what they thought was a case of Alzheimer’s is much worse … and much more sinister.” -Netflix
Director: Adam Robitel
Starring: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Ryan Cutrona, Anne Bedian, Brett Gentile

Why you need to watch it:

The Taking of Deborah Logan surprised the shit out of me.

It is one of those documentary style horror films where some amateur camera crew comes in and films strange occurrences. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t waste my time on a film like this because I feel that this style of filming really hinders horror more than enhances it. You can always assume that the camera man is going to drop the camera at a key point or reveal, and you can almost always assume that at some point the camera will be pointed away from a dark corner only to return with a freakish apparition mysteriously appeared. I hate shit like this because it is cheap horror.

This is not really the case with The Taking of Deborah Logan. Though there are some amateurish camera fails that inspire some of the scary moments, Adam Robitel did an excellent job balancing it out. You won’t get motion sickness from this movie, and most of the time you forget that the footage is coming from a supposed amateur filming crew.

The majority of the scares are legitimately creepy and really well done. The star of the film is without a doubt Jill Larson, and she carries the creepiness of a wickedly possessed old woman to soaring heights. A couple times during the film I kept thinking, damn, she’s a really good actress.

During the final moments of the film, there is a scene in the caves that shook my very constitution. I jumped and bleated like a baby goat, terrified at the grotesque scene I was watching. The entire movie is somewhat of a build up to the final creepy and climactic ending and it was executed extremely well.

The Taking of Deborah Logan is a Netflix Yea for the SUPREMEGOATOVERLORD.

All media courtesy of Millennium Films