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Synopsis:An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) is an American thriller horror movie that I will watch again, it is currently available on Netflix. Director, editor, producer and co-writer Adam Robitel (X-Men (2000), Inside the Asylum: The Making of ‘2001 Maniacs’ (2006), Love Your Customers (2007)) did an excellent job bringing us this fantastic watch. Adam does not have much experience in the movie industry which amazes me with this great movie. I am looking forward to seeing more movies from Adam Robitel. The movie contains nudity, bad language, suspense, thrills, scares, sitting on the edge of your seat moments, disturbing content for some individuals and a great storyline.
The movie is about a crew making a documentary about an Alzheimer’s patient that has a deep secret that is unveiled while being documented. Mia (Michelle Ang - The Tribe (1999), Neighbours (1985), My Wedding and Other Secrets (2011)), Gavin (Brett Gentile - We’re the Millers (2013), Seeking Justice (2011), Psychic Brats (2012), Night Feeders (2006)), and Luis (Jeremy DeCarlos - Tackle Box (2004), Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009), In/Significant Others (2009)) are a documentary team. They went on an expedition to make a documentary about Deborah (Jill Larson - Shutter Island (2010), Were the World Mine (2008), All My Children (2013)) who has Alzheimers. Deborah did not want to be filmed at first but decides to after her daughter Sarah ( Anne Ramsay - Mad About You (1992), Planet of the Apes (2001), A League of Their Own (1992), Woman on Top (2000)) told her that they need the money to pay bills/mortgage. Deborah spoke of how hard it was for her after her husband died when Sarah was very young during the documentary. Deborah spoke with Sarah and talked about when Deborah had her own business and had to work as a switchboard operator to support them.
Dr. Nazir (Anne Bedian - Delta State (2004), Cul de sac Cul de sac (2000), Three Veils Three Veils (2011)) is Deborah’s doctor and she said it is normal for her to act out or have weird behaviours because she has an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s. The cameraman Luis is still scared and thinks something out of the ordinary is happening, perhaps something supernatural. After a few events, Luis and Gavin heard Deborah speaking in French about sacrifices, rivers and snakes.They also saw that line 337 on her switchboard rang continuously. Luis is not feeling easy as he is going through the messages. They continue their quest and found that some of her messages are missing including line 337.After some cannibalistic discovery, Gavin quits the team and leaves. Deborah, on the other hand, is considered a danger to herself and is now hospitalized.
There is so much more to this movie that I did not mention and also more characters that I did not mention. Watch the movie to see the characters and see if Deborah is possessed or not and if it is by a demonic force. Is Deborah involved in the killing of some young girls years ago? Why does Deborah want a cancer patient? Will Gavin rejoin his team? The movie was an awesome watch, and I recommend it for everyone to watch. The actors all did a fantastic job with their parts. The sets, cinematography, lights, effects, were all nicely done.
AKA: The Taking
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Total Avg. Votes: 49
Writers: Adam Robitel, Gavin Heffernan
Director: Adam Robitel