Written by Scotty
One thing that we cannot change in our lives is getting older. I used to want to get older when I was little, but now, since I am only a little bit over four apples tall, I take it all back. When getting older, you find out that some things about your body start to change, you wake up with pains in strange places, but when you start to forget things, that pretty much seals it. Since you cannot reverse this aging process, the best you can do is live your younger years to the fullest, as your memories should last you the rest of your life, but if you ever have fears of forgetting anything, make sure to write it down and take plenty of pictures.
Deborah Logan is suffering from Alzheimer’s and has little chance from coming back from the disease. As her daughter Sarah has moved back home to take care of her mother, she has found an opportunity to help with the expenses by allowing a future Ph.D. film the deterioration of the disease. Although her mother is hesitant to the deal, she can always fall back on her closest friend and neighbor Harris to take care of her, no matter what.
As Mia and her team move into the house to document how Alzheimer’s disease can affect an individual, they find out that there might be something strange happening. One thing that Deborah remembers very well is gardening, but when trying to get some extra footage of her doing so, she is found talking and handling snakes. Although she is not known for doing this in the past, the film crew discard it is something somewhat normal and go about their business. But when Deborah wakes up in the middle of the night and somehow manages to get out of the window she previously nailed shut, the group has to come up with a new theory, as their footage shows her moving too quickly for the cameras to see.
Mia and her crew try to call upon everything in their rational minds about what is happening with the strange footage and continue to follow the woman in her daily life, but when Deborah’s primary doctor cannot explain what is happening, they know there is something wrong. With strange occurrences going on around the house, including windows opening on their own and Deborah working on the phone switchboard that was retired thirty plus years ago, along with speaking French when she did not know the language, something out of the ordinary has come to life and they have to find a way to end it, before they get hurt as well.
The Taking of Deborah Logan focuses on the story of a woman that is about to lose her memories to Alzheimer’s disease. Needing money to help fund all of the medical expenses, her daughter Sarah decides to let her mother’s days be filled by a future Ph.D., but when the cameras start to roll, something more sinister comes into play. As Deborah battles with her sickness, strange things start to happen around the house, windows open, doors slam shut, a pounding in the soil outside of the house looking for something that is not there. With the medical doctors not able to explain what is happening to Deborah, Sarah and the film crew stumble upon a secret from over thirty years ago that might be the reason for the old woman’s loss of health. As more light is shed on the past, stranger things start to happen as Sarah and the film crew are threatened, not only by people, but something much more dangerous.
I have been eyeing this movie for a couple of weeks now and with a little push from a friend, I finally gave it a view. I must say that I was blown away with what it has brought to the screen and I know what I have wrote will not do it enough justice. The story of a woman losing herself due to a disease is bad enough, but then you add a taste of the supernatural to the mix and my goodness, you have got a story to tell. The storyline if phenomenal and the performances on screen are just fantastic, there is no reason to let this movie pass by without watching. You will have to take my word that it will leave you wanting to see what happens next as the credits start to roll. Stay Scared!