Ladies of Horror: The Taking of Deborah Logan


Written by Cat Wilson,
Today’s pick is found footage film The Taking of Deborah Logan. This film uses Alzihmer’s, an already scary subject, as vehicle for terror and possession. The three major characters are Mia on the documentary film crew, Deborah and Sarah, Deborah’s daughter. As the film progresses you learn about the Deborah’s brave even heroic past all while she loses herself to an evil spirit. Sarah is a lesbian who loves and tries to protect her mother. Finally, some queer representation and Sarah is not some male fantasy either. (I’m looking at you, The Hunger) Sarah’s lover is the town Sheriff, so we even have a lady police officer.
Trigger Warning: This film is in the running for our most frightening pick. There are some jump scares and general creepiness.