One of the most surprising horror movies I’ve seen in the last couple years was Adam Robitel’s The Taking of Deborah Logan, which was released in 2014. I hadn’t heard anything about the film at the time, and all I knew was that it was of the found footage variety (yawn). But holy shit did it blow me away. And it also terrified me in a way that few horror movies ever have.
In the film, a small documentary crews travels to the home of an elderly woman (the titular Deborah Logan) in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, hoping to tell her story and chronicle the cruel warpath of the disease. But almost as soon as they arrive, the woman’s condition takes a turn for the worse; and it becomes clear that a mental illness isn’t the only thing she’s contending with.
Look. I totally understand that you’re probably tired of found footage movies, but if you haven’t seen The Taking of Deborah Logan, you need to get on that as soon as possible. It may not reinvent any wheels but it’s one of the best exports of the sub-genre I’ve ever seen, and there’s one moment in particular that I can GUARANTEE will be stuck in your brain for the rest of your life.
It is downright criminal that the film didn’t get a theatrical release, but thankfully, it did help land director Adam Robitel in the director’s chair for this year’s Insidious: Chapter 4. We cannot wait to see what he does with the franchise, but first, we’ve got an awesome Deborah Logan treat to share with you guys. Well actually, several treats. A whopping twenty-two of them!
Earlier this week, an unused poster concept was shared on The Taking of Deborah Logan Facebook page, which compelled me to reach out to Robitel and see if he had any others we could exclusively share here on Bloody Disgusting. As it turned out, he and co-writer Gavin Heffernan had a TON of them, and they were awesome enough to send them my way.
Most of these have never before been seen ANYWHERE. Enjoy.