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Movie Review: The Taking Of Deborah Logan (2014)

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A group of documentary filmmakers visit the home of Deborah Logan and her daughter to make a film about the effects of Alzheimer’s. Deborah is experiencing the later affects of the disease, or so they thought. Soon the filmmakers begin to notice odd things captured on the video tapes. It is not long before it is clear to them that something more sinister is at work.

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Jill Larson plays the role of Deborah Logan and she does an incredible job. Larson was a regular on ‘All My Children’ and also starred in the movie ‘Shutter Island’ (2010). The role of Sarah, Deborah’s dedicated daughter, was played by Anne Ramsey (‘Dexter’). The documentary filmmakers were played by Michelle Ang (‘Outrageous Fortune’) , Jeremy DeCarlos (‘Ben 10’) and Brett Gentile (‘We’re The Millers’).

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The Taking Of Deborah Logan was written by Gavin Heffernan and Adam Robitel. Writer/director Adam Robitel (X-Men) really did a great job on this movie.

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This movie hits from several angles. It brings to mind our fears of what may happen when we grow older and those things that are completely out of our control. Just when you’re feeling really sad for Deborah and not expecting it, this movies has a major plot twist and will scare the hell out of you. ‘The Taking Of Deborah Logan’ is well written and executed. For the majority of the movie the effects are so well blended you would barely notice them, but when they go big they do it well. The cast did a great job, but Jill Larson was truly amazing.

‘The Taking Of Deborah Logan’ is now out on DVD and is available on Netflix Streaming. Enjoy.

 

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