The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) - Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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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.

Director: Adam Robitel
Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 19 out of 91 found boring (20.87%)

One-line Reviews (60)

Like watching paint dry.

But other than those fast scenes, the slow creepy scenes are the real treat.

if this particular story was lingered on for too long it would have bogged down the pace of the film and made it uninteresting.

It is annoying, boring, time consuming, pathetic and really not selling anything anymore.

I actually fell asleep, that's how bad it is ...

The beginning is really really boring!

she really nails this character and creates some real tension and atmosphere with just her blank and empty stare.

The plot was totally predictable and the characterizations (especially that of the big scary dead French serial killer/serpent) were entirely infantile.

Many parts of this film are cliché - why don't you turn the damn lights on!

I was quite literally on the edge of my seat.

mostly due to the intense performance given by Jill Larson as Deborah.

Predictable and Adolescent.

Mileage may vary, but I thought this was an absolutely terrible film, and the supernatural second half was boring as boring can be.

Once the horror begins to take off, which is rather abrupt, the film becomes increasingly more difficult to follow visually.

This one is fine as long as you still find this stuff enjoyable.

Everything is balanced, even realistic you could say (up to a certain point) and for me the Taking turned out to be an unexpected pleasure.

The progression of the story was rather smooth, a motivating orientation with an intriguing explanation of the sickness Alzheimer's which the film revolve around frequently as the protagonist suffers from this very sickness.

Its too slow.

With such slow pacing throughout the majority of The Taking of Deborah Logan, the end is rushed and improbable.

It's extremely slow to initiate a stupid idea of Alzheimers gone wrong, violently and horrifically wrong.

There can be so many running and screaming female protagonists wearing white tank top before it gets dull, and that time has come and gone years ago.

It had me and my partner on the edge of our seat throughout.

On occasion, the scares are stale, cliché offerings that have been performed in previous features, and in other instances, the tension fades as repetitiveness takes over.

The film takes so long to get started that you are so bored you cannot be bothered to watch it any more.

Truly enjoyable for those who appreciate indie movies.

Despite the reviewer who lost interest when the story took a supernatural turn this was an excellent film which only the slow of uptake would imagine was simply going to be a story of a woman with Alzheimers.

The Taking of Deborah Logan is a slowly paced film, primarily due to the extremely medical nature of the first half of the film.

She's steeled herself emotionally against the slow, inevitable, and bitter end she knows is just around the corner.

Where the heroes find themselves in a terrible situation, try to fight, look for solutions and have suspenseful endings where some people survive.

we also get a very suspenseful and heart pounding climax that is extremely memorable.

I caught myself with my jaw dropped a couple of times during the movie and some scenes get very intense.

The third act though is where the film really trips up and becomes very repetitive with characters constantly shrieking and so much unsteady and unfocused nighttime camera-work that it is hard to become immersed in the action.

What I will say is that the biggest detriment to this movie is that it was willing to have its characters make stupid choices in order for the creepy, intense scenes to happen.

Giving the role a Realism and scare-factor that would've been dull and dumb and made this movie have a lower-rating.

Achiving fascinating terror with good ambiance and enigmatic titular character.

Unfortunately this is when it all slowly sinks into the stinking pit of found footage cliches, relying On jump scares left right and centre, sequences that consist of unwatchable camera work and over the top chaos.

Yet, I still found it entertaining.

I give this 3/10 purely because of how slow it is.

Everybody else goes nuts because movie is repetitive.

it is of course found footage so the aspect of most importance is realism and creating something that's immersive and thrilling.

It solely relies on movie cliché.

Then when the supernatural stuff does come in, it gets even weirder and a few scenes get really intense.

However, when you have a generic horror film, you have a predictable film!

There is a slow build which leaves most of the early parts of the movie lacking in tension.

The build up to the horror is drawn out, efficaciously building the tension.

This thing had me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time.

I've watched countless disappointments and plenty of rehashed, predictable plots.

What follows is a slower burner travelling down all the expected routes, gradually building to a noisy climax that feels vapid and hollow, and a twist ending you'll see coming a mile off.

Rest of the movie is filled with creepy moments, which are then let down by the Jill Larson's character (mom) doing some of THE most mundane things when the camera closes up on her, or sometimes, not doing anything.

Well above average for a horror movie, and it almost gave me a Babadook vibe because its about a woman dealing with something difficult and her slow descent into madness.

The Taking of Deborah Logan is a sort of cross between the mockumentary "lost in the woods" style of The Blair Witch Project and the haunted house security cameras of Paranormal Activity to make a frequently scary and engrossing little gem.

Instead, at those moments between when it is successfully horrifying, it usually just comes across as cheesy, cliché and ultimately ruined.

The initial setup is a false sense of hope, leading us blindly into a boring hour and a half that will make you go more mad than Deborah Logan.

It does make the dynamic between the two more compelling especially towards the end of the movie when Deborah is completely possessed.

This movie is worth watching.

That being said, I have to hand it to the filmmakers for creating some of the most intense and effective scaring that I've seen in years.

It's odd since the film at first sets the characters to be intellect, and while it does invest on Deborah, it could've been better if the other characters are more engaging since there is some good chemistry here.

The Taking and As Above So Below were suspenseful, thrillers, and Scary except horror movies don't scare me anymore.

Enjoyable .

The absorbing plot also distinguishes this from being just another possession flick.