Daylight Terror: Unraveling ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan’


Let’s dive into an engaging cinematic journey starting with a piece of horror that’s a cut above the rest. On every first Sunday of February, it’s not uncommon for us to crave a touch of fear, a shiver down the spine, to complement the chill in the air. As film enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the release of promising new horror movies like ‘Lovely, Dark and Deep’, ‘Imaginary’, and ‘Stopmotion’, it’s also a splendid time to revisit some hidden gems that might have slipped through the cracks over the years.

One such buried treasure is ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan’, a terrifying movie that delves into the harrowing realm of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a horrendous affliction that ravages the brain, disrupting memory, hindering communication, and ultimately immobilizing its victims—claiming millions of lives annually. The narrative centers around Deborah Logan, an older woman grappling with the onslaught of this debilitating illness.

The story unfolds as Sarah, Deborah’s devoted daughter, agrees to a rather intrusive proposal from a television network. They want to document Deborah’s daily struggles, probing deep into her affliction. In a bid for understanding—and perhaps a touch of desperation—Sarah consents to have cameras installed throughout their house, transforming their living space into a stage for an intimate documentary. As filming progresses, Deborah’s condition deteriorates alarmingly fast. The changes are so bizarre and drastic that it raises a chilling question: Is it really Alzheimer’s that Deborah is suffering from, or could there be something far more sinister at play, something that defies rational explanation?

Why should ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan’ be the next film on your watchlist, you ask? For one, it tackles the theme of mental illness with notable intelligence and sensitivity, steering clear of cliches. The ambiance of the film intensifies steadily, crafting an increasingly oppressive mood—it’s a masterful example of the old saying that the calm comes before the storm.

Additionally, it’s not just a horror movie; it goes beyond that. It doesn’t rely solely on jump scares but is a thought-provoking piece that leaves its audience gasping for breath. The narrative carries substantial weight, offering more depth than your average flick in the genre.

Fans of ‘The Visit’, released back in 2015, will find a lot to love in ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan’, with the bonus that it promises to be significantly more terrifying.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, those in Spain looking to stream ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan’ will find it absent from the local streaming platform catalogs. However, if you’re up for the challenge, the hunt for this hidden cinematic gem can be an adventure on its own!

Of course, this is just one of many film recommendations you can find here. We’re always excited to guide you through the vast landscape of motion pictures, pointing out those special films that are sure to linger in your thoughts and haunt your dreams. Stay tuned for more recommendations that will cater to all your cinematic cravings!

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