Other than the lead performance - which was very good - what is the big deal here? The "we found this shaky, amateur raw footage" style gets ignored almost immediately with montages, voice-over, and subtitles - how is that raw footage, though? Meanwhile, the story itself was run of the mill. It jumps the shark about halfway through, when all hell breaks loose and they introduce medicine man remedies and bad CGI.
Sometimes, the best way to watch horror films is to watch it alone. If you're actually terrified watching it by yourself, then it pretty much did a good job. Having friends around joking about makes it less effective for me. I'd like to be genuinely scared watching horror flicks. Fairly enough, this had done a good sequence of scenes. Scare factor is pretty good and some terrifying surprises along the way.
Actually starts off good with its pacing and setting with how it unfolds,has some good moments in it with some scares but…and this is the thing the last 15-20mins or so of it takes a FAR left turn and becomes wtf bad especially the last 5mins thats so laughably bad with the climax its pretty lame.Sure maybe Im being too generous with 3stars but its worth a rent for horror buffs on a saturday nite with some pizza.
2.5 stars. I'm really getting into found footage films, and The Taking of Deborah Logan was...decent. The first half was certainly effective as far as creepiness goes, but the last half turned less believable. The sound quality in some portions was awful. At the end of the day, it's worth a watch, and is still very entertaining.
Good horror yarn with a really strong first reel. Unfortunately things deteriorate slowly as the seemingly realistic nature of the happenings is traded for formulaic horror tropes. The acting is convincing throughout and the direction keeps things snappy. The end scene did however feel very "been-there-done-that" instead of chilling, Still this is better than most big budget horror movies out there. Worth a look!
It initially employs crisp photography and draws on the crippling psychological and physiological effects of Alzheimer's to create a compelling, unnerving atmosphere around the presumably possessed Deborah. Regrettably, this is soon abandoned in favor of shaky camerawork and an all-too-derivative plot line —featuring snake conjuring, blood of virgins and human sacrifice—, assuring a much less effective end product.
There's a style that a film takes on when its makers decide to portray everything in "mockumentary" form. I found this particular form inviting for this subject matter, as it gives an ultra-realistic feel to what the actors onscreen and their characters, furthermore, are delving into. Aside from being an affective horror/suspense flick, there is definitely some important production value that makes this film a trip.