BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Know when you hear about a film for years, and it pops up occasionally and on instagram and such and you think that you need to see that film, The Taking of Deborah Logan is one of those films. '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.' This film had always popped up as one of those films you had probably never heard of, but had to see, I had heard of it slightly, like I knew of it, and that was about it. I had also seen images from the film, but that was it. Images that really intrigued me as they did look kind of creepy...
The Taking of Deborah Logan is really not an original concept, the whole Alzheimer's idea is, off the top of my head I can't think of any films that use that as the main concept, but the whole going to investigate for a project thing isn't at all. It literally is the same as any other film that goes around the idea of people investigating. Two people go to see Deborah and her daughter, filming it all as they go, that starts out fine and fun, and then takes a turn for the worst - this is not a new thing, but it's not bad. To be fair, having an all original concept for a film is pretty much near impossible nowadays, so I am not really going to mark this film down for that, even though I have mentioned it...
Moving on from me being super confusing and mentioning things that I said I wouldn't mark the film down on, which I won't, The Taking of Deborah Logan is an alright film. It kept me watching most of it, a few times I did find myself doing other things or just messing about with my cat, some parts got slow, like really slow. But they did pick themselves up, you had a few slow moments and a few watching people through bushes, and then Deborah got weird and you were thrown back into the action. One of those movies, lots of creeping around in the dark, and then BAM, something happens, then back to lots of creeping around.
To be fair, there are a fair few slightly creepy moments, creepy because old people can be kind of creepy - like Deborah goes missing and some point, and the CCTV camera parts are pretty weird. Like putting yourself in the movie and thinking how you would react - I for one would get an exorcist on my old person.
I have to be honest, I did want to see this movie for mainly one scene, if you know anything about me, I like films that are 'disturbing' and push you, and I saw an image from this film that really interested me, Deborah eating someones head. Oh yes! She eats someones head - I was into that. But actually that scene is over so damn quickly, you almost miss it, so all that wait, it was good, but so damn quick.
The Taking of Deborah Logan is an alright film, it's not bad but I wouldn't watch it again in a rush - an interesting concept but yeah, I won't say to friends, "You should really see this film!". Sorryyyyyyyyyy.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..