The Taking Of Deborah Logan ( 2014 – Shudder US)
A ‘Found Footage’ film that feels different. It’s being filmed for a PHD thesis on Alzheimer’s and the effects on the primary caregiver.
The subjects are a mother and daughter. First things first, the acting is well above most found footage, with the mother being the standout performer.
It starts off just kinda sad, but then shit starts to get EFFED. Some definite freaky shit going on here. Of course it can’t escape all the tropes, and it does get predictable…but then there is a serious (and awesome) WTF moment near the end. Certainly refreshing for the found footage genre IMO.
I give the movie a solid….3.3/5 camera glitches, but I give Jill Larson’s (the mother) acting 5/5