In a completely out-of-the blue surprise move, Netflix just added the Spanish horror film Verónica, based on true events, and it’s freaking viewers out so much that people are calling it Spain’s answer to The Conjuring.
The film was directed by Paco Plaza of found footage horror movie [REC] 3: Genesis fame and currently has a 100% Tomatometer rating and a 77% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Verónica has taken care of her little brother and sister since the death of their father. One day during a total eclipse of the sun, Verónica and two friends decide to make a Ouija board in order to invoke her father’s spirit. At the very peak of the eclipse, the glass shatters. Verónica enters a kind of trance and passes out, frightening her friends. Verónica recovers and goes home. But there, she starts to pick up on slight changes: objects that move, breathing in the dark… And she’s still unaware of the horrific outcome that awaits her.
Okay, that certainly does sound creepy. But don’t take my or the critics’ word for it. Read some of these fan reviews and check out the trailer below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter…
The real horror in Verónica is not in the CGI visuals, or in Pablo Rosso’s frantic cinematography, or in the aural bombardment of sound effects and music; it’s in the relationship between the children (who are all played with a wonderful naturalism, apparently helped along by judicious improvisation). Slowly their sister’s dark new world infects them and their innocence is destroyed, entirely plausibly: Given this pearl of a chance, the debuting [Sandra] Escacena seizes it with both hands, and it’s both appalling and touching to watch her psychological decline.
Watch this too… super creepy.