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The Taking Of Deborah Logan DVD Review

The Taking of Deborah Logan DVD

“The Taking of Deborah Logan” is a hit-and-miss horror film.

The story: A medical student (Mia) and her film crew set out to make a documentary film about an elderly woman (Deborah Logan) diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In order to do so the crew (as well as Deborah’s daughter) stay at Deborah’s house to observe her and record her. While Deborah initially displays symptoms related to the disease, she begins to act unnervingly creepy and strange in both her actions and behavior. Is the disease worsening or is something more going on that relates to past events?

It’s no secret that possession and found footage movies have become the hot horror subgenres of late, but thankfully, the Bryan Singer produced “The Taking of Deborah Logan” doesn’t feel like just another uninspired entry in both genres. Along with the medical documentary storytelling device, the film’s possession storyline feels decidedly different from the norm. Without giving too much away, I will say that the possession is connected to snakes, murders, a blood ritual, a past criminal case, and an unstable neighbor. How that all plays together is something you will just have to see pieced together for yourself. At any rate, seeing the unsettling mystery and events unfold is the film’s greatest strength. Unfortunately, as with many horror films, the attention grabbing first half is let down by a second half that loses steam due to an overblown ending and repetitive sequences of Deborah wandering off constantly. With that said, ‘Logan’ still displays several creepy moments that certainly makes it more appealing than the average direct to DVD title.

I couldn’t end this review without talking about Deborah Logan herself played by veteran soap opera actress Jill Larson. She pulls off an extremely creepy performance without ever coming off as phony or over-the-top. It’s safe to say that she single handedly makes the movie, because without her, I’m not sure anyone would buy into the story.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? The found footage cinematography style is better than most thanks to Andrew Huebscher’s cinematography.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? B+ rating worthy.

Extras:
* Millennium Entertainment trailers.
* A very short 3 ½ minute making of featurette that contains film clips, cast and crew interviews, and discussions about the story.

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October 27, 2014 - Posted by | DVD review |

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