I probably couldn't tell you when or how I heard about this movie, but it defintely piqued my interest. When I saw it show up on NF Instant, I knew what had to be done. With no knowledge or viewing of the film, I can honestly say that all hesitation was still in place. After all, it's a documentary/found footage movie. About a fucking possession. Uh....we've seen this before haven't we? Maybe a hundred fuckin' times? Nevertheless, the trailer was enough to convince me it was worth a gamble of 90 minutes of my life. Viewage commenced.
I was exceedingly pleased, bottom line. I mean at this point, writers and directors are out there spewing the same recycled bullshit time and time again. I'd venture to say that contemporary horror movies are all about teaching an old dog new tricks. These 2 gents did just that. Here's how:
A)It's a tender subject, Alzheimer's. We probably all know someone who has experienced the devastation firsthand. Boom. Adam Robitel and Gavin Heffernan (writers and director) weren't afraid to throw down the gauntlet on that.
B)I will ALWAYS appreciate an attempt to put a new twist on a tired ass theme. Most times, writers and/or directors fail. These guys did not. Even if you didn't like the movie, the fact that they went out on a limb and gambled with a new approach deserv...commands some amount of respect.
C) Half of the writing team is from Canada. Oh, what's that...a theme you say, Bruce? Yes. I fuckin' do say. Maybe I just miss You Can't Do That On Television, but I am a fan of films with Canadian roots. Add The Taking of Deborah Logan to my master list that includes the Ginger Snaps trilogy, Barf Burgers, syrup, "eh", & Rush.
That's a whole lot of vague, random opinion and not alot of me vomiting every hyperbolic movie comment ever created, wasn't it? It was a fantastic movie. What more do you need to know? It was personal, frightening, graphic (spoiler alert: old lady boobies incoming!), tense, edge of your seat, & scary. All that shit. This movie was all that shit. Add it to your queue and watch it. Next time your grandpa tries to use a cheeseburger as a telephone, you'll think twice.
It's a definite 4 of 5 cleavers in my book.
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