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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

The Taking (original title)
What is taking Deborah Logan? Some memories are worth forgetting.

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Cast

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Deborah Logan
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Sarah Logan
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Mia Medina
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Gavin
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Luis
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Harris
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Sheriff Tweed
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Dr. Nazir
Randell Haynes ...
Dr. Schiffer
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Father Vitali
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Cara (as Julianne Elizabeth Taylor)
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Cara's Father
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Cara's Mother (as Melissa Ann Lozoff)
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Officer John Donato
Kevin A. Campbell ...
Henry Desjardins
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Storyline

What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all. Written by Anonymous

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Evil lives within you.


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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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21 October 2014 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Not screened for critics. See more »

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When a possessed Deborah is shown trying to consume the cancer girl, the girl's neck "folds" like an accordion, revealing it to be a dummy prop. See more »

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Mia Medina: The story of Alzheimers is never about one person. My PhD thesis film posits that this insidious disease not only destroys the patient but has a physiological on the primary caregiver.
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Great horror flick about a real, sad, scary disease
27 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best horror movies from the last few years. The "horror" genre tag was missing from the IMDb page when I first looked it up (right before I saw it) so I really didn't know what I was getting into

  • although it was pretty obvious that it would be a horror flick due to


the cover picture, but you never know.

The story was well written. It was very clever how they incorporated Alzheimer's disease into the story - well, they didn't "incorporate" it
  • the disease is the main story, but it was very clever how they made


it into a horror movie - the disease is very scary in and of itself.

I have to admit that the acting was a bit iffy, but it became negligible toward the middle of the movie due to the intensity of the story. And Jill Larson gave a stellar performance.


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