Two weeks into October and I’ve found my way back to the last movie that really made me feel uneasy. The Taking of Deborah Logan is once again found footage, which we know is my preferred kind of horror flick. The first half of this movie focuses on the unease and loose cannon nature of those with advanced Alzeimers. Now that might sound kind of callous, but we’ve all been around someone with a degenerative disease that makes us cautious and uncomfortable when it is in strong evidence. This movie capitalizes on that feeling.
By the time the supernatural elements of the film become evident, you’ve already been put on edge, and it only gets worse (…or better?) from there, with imagery and paranormal activity that reinforces the original feeling of unease. During the climax of the movie, there is a big of imagery dealing with the possessed person that is truly harrowing but really makes the snake theme of the movie hit home.
If you have time for a horror, you better have time for this. The best part? It’s on Netflix streaming RIGHT NOW!
My rating on the Samhain Scare-O-Meter is a 4.5 out of 5; The same as last year, which really says something.