Taking a bit of a different approach to my favorite horror theme, The Taking of Deborah Logan isn't about the possession of a young girl in a white dress, or the sullying of the innocence of a child, it's about an Alzheimer's sufferer.
Synopsis: Mia Medina has finally found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan (Jill Larson; Shutter Island) and her daughter, Sarah (Anne Ramsay; Planet of the Apes). But as the days progress, strange things begin to happen around Deborah that are not consistent with any findings about Alzheimer’s. It becomes apparent that there’s something besides Alzheimer’s that has taken control of Deborah’s life. It’s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed.
What's in the trailer: Aside from some sadly predictable devices used in modern horror - surveillance cameras, night vision, and POV running around in the dark with minimal light (which annoys me to no end) - this trailer looks like everything I would expect from a possession film, which means, I'm really looking forward to it. With Alzheimer's being one of the hot medical buzzwords these days, it's nice to see a spin on possession that isn't typically taken. Seeing a possession take hold of an innocent child is very comparable to it taking hold of an elderly person. The same frailty exists, but the innocence of mind is gone, which somehow makes the possession scarier. If you've ever thought your mother-in-law was possessed, this is definitely the film for you.