Mia and her film crew - Luis (Jeremy DeCarlos) and Gavin (Brent Gentile) - head out to the small town of Exuma, Virginia to visit the Logans. At first, Deborah is really hesitant about joining in on the study - she wants this to be strictly medical, she doesn't want to be exploited and made to look out like a joke. Sarah pleads with her mother - their family desperately needs the grant money that comes with the filming agreement so Sarah manages to coerce Deb into agreeing. In the beginning it seems like Deb is suffering from usual Alzheimer symptoms - she loses her train of thought, has difficult counting exact change when she goes shopping, and can't recall memories from her young adulthood. But then things begin to escalade in a violent manner.
Alzheimer's is a horrible ailment...but it looks like Deborah has it extra bad.
Deb starts lashing out at her family and the crew - she lunges at them, screaming that they've stolen things from her. This is still considered normal...but what isn't normal is when Deborah starts peeling off her own skin! She is admitted to hospitals multiple times to receive series of tests to explain her behavior but nothing shows up any more abnormal than before. But then other happenings start occurring that can't be explained by a medical condition. Luis and Gavin set up stationary cameras in corners of rooms and hallways in the house to monitor anything that might happen at night...and they find alarming things on the footage in the following days. Deborah suddenly appearing in rooms where she'll be standing in front of table one second and then be standing on that table the next. What is happening?!
Creeping around at night...something besides Alzheimer's is going on here...
The group has a turning point one night when they find Deborah naked in the attic of her home sitting at the old switchboard that she used to operate for the small town in the 60s and 70s. She's furiously stabbing a connection cord furiously into one of the slots before she starts screaming in a foreign tongue and then the whole board lights up with an electric jolt! Sarah calls Deborah's doctor who arrives immediately and administers a large amount of tranquilizers to Deborah - the doctor suggests investigating more into this switchboard incident and the number that she was connecting to, maybe there's a buried memory there that needs to be released. Doing some careful detective work, the group finds that the number was that of a man in the community who was a pediatrician but was thought to have murdered young women in the community in an occult ritual before he disappeared. Did Deborah know some secret of his that's she's fighting to release? Or is something much darker at work here?
She's not Deborah anymore...
This is a terrifying movie that I totally was NOT prepared for! A few months back I remember seeing a lot of people on Instagram watching this and singing it's praises but I just wasn't sure if I was ready for it. Demonic possession movies always go one of two ways - they're either terrifying and make me not want to sleep for days, or they're lame and I just hate them from start to finish. But not only was this movie terrifying but it's also shot in the found-footage style which adds to intensity. EEEKK!!!! If there was something I'd have to nit pick about this movie it would be that it can be super quiet at times and it's hard to hear the dialogue - but that's easily solved with subtitles. Overall, this is a pretty good movie and I highly recommend it for horror fans who love a good possession movie. This one is STILL creeping me out!