Horror movies you won’t want to watch alone: 3. The Taking of Deborah Logan
Found footage-style movies are not my favorite in general, but when they are done right, at least in a horror movie setting, they can be brilliantly terrifying. And that is exactly what happens in The Taking of Deborah Logan.
In this film, we have a woman writing her thesis about patients with Alzheimer’s. And that means following the lives of a woman suffering from the disease and her daughter, who is taking care of her.
Over the course of her documentation, it becomes clear that more is happening with Deborah than just Alzheimer’s. Deborah is being possessed and because of her disease, no one knows it.
The simple fact that this disease is one that terrifies so many of us already because it is something we cannot control and that steals who we are from us is a real-life horror story already. But add in a possession, and you have the stuff of nightmares.
The Taking of Deborah Logan takes something we already fear and amplifies it with a terrifying ritual, cannibalism, a haunting, and a possession that is impossible to let go of. As far as horror movies go, this is much more of a low-budget effort, but it is the storyline itself that makes this work. And whether it is the possession itself that brings the chills or the idea of losing one’s self in multiple ways, this movie is definitely a terrifying offering that should not be watched alone.