It took me three days to watch “Veronica” — the new Netflix Spanish-language horror film. It’s not because I was preoccupied, but because I was too scared to watch it in its entirety. In fact, after attempting to watch it twice in the evening, I ultimately had to finish it during the day. It’s that freakin’ scary.
“Veronica” isn’t your average movie about a girl playing the Ouija board.
Ouija board storylines are quite frankly tiresome and not very interesting anymore. [Spoiler alerts ahead (sort of)!] But in this film, it centers around a teen girl trying to speak to her dead father.
Veronica has more on her plate than most teenage girls. She’s basically in charge of taking care of her siblings because their mother works the night shift at a bar. So clearly, she has a lot to deal with.
The story takes place in Spain in the early ’90s and the fashion is low key on point.
Watching “Veronica” made me so nostalgic for the ’90s. Her style is so typical of most teenage girls, especially if they’re into Spanish rock. She wears Converse and the same t-shirt of her favorite band, which brings me to my next point.
The music and images of Héroes del Silencio is everywhere in this film.
For Spanish rock lovers, this part is especially cool. Héroes del Silencio is Veronica’s favorite band so she listens to them all the time, especially when she’s trying escape visions and thoughts of “it.”
I won’t disclose what “it” is because you really have to watch the film to find out.
Whatever Veronica called over to the other side by playing the Ouija is indescribable. But it’s unlike anything I have ever seen on film before.
The film itself is so good, specifically Sandra Escacena who plays Veronica.
Both Sandra and the director Paco Plaza have been nominated for several film awards.
However, the main reason you must watch “Veronica” is because it’s all real.
I've heard stories of people having to turn this movie off half way through so im giving it a watch. Lets see if Veronica is any good! 👍 #veronica #veronicanetflix #veronicamovie #horrorhype #horror #horrormovie #horrormovies #horrorfilmfan #horrorfilm #horrorflick #horrornight #frightnight #scarymovie #scaryfilm #horrortime #horrorpage #horrorfeed #horrorobsessed #horrordaily #horrornerd #horrorgeek #horrorcollection
The film starts off by saying that the story is based on a case report by the lead detective. But once you see the entire movie, you can’t believe that actually happened to a girl. But it did!
According to Newsweek: “The case takes its name from the Madrid neighborhood where a young woman, Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro rather than Veronica, reportedly performed a seance at school. A nun broke her Ouija board, ending or interrupting the ritual. She later experienced months of seizures and hallucinations, particularly of shadows and presences surrounding her.”
I won’t tell you how it ends, but know this: the detective and others witnessed what happened to the real Veronica.
Here’s what others on social media are saying about “Veronica”
If you have not watched “Veronica” on Netflix you NEED to, ya girl was shitting bricks lmao I haven’t gotten scared like that in a while
— Daisy Marquez (@daisymarquez_) March 3, 2018
You think you can survive watching it the whole way through, but you’re wrong.
So there’s this new Netflix horror movie called Veronica and supposedly it’s so scary people have literally stopped watching it… well I’m about to see if that’s true. Stay tuned
— Tara Danielle🌻 (@YourGirlTara30) March 1, 2018
There’s a reason for that.
Google “real story of Veronica”….Yikes!
After watching Veronica on Netflix
Me: Damn, I gotta look into this Vallecas case
Her: WE KNOW ALL WE NEED TO KNOW! *snatches my phone* pic.twitter.com/25YCQkD4A9
— Myleen (@_RadioRebellion) March 3, 2018
How could this really happen?
Hope you make it through the whole movie without stopping it.
So…there is a Spanish horror film on Netflix called "Veronica" and it's so scary that some viewers can't finish it.
I watch horror films one time per presidential term and seeing as how I am a masochist, I am intrigued..
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) March 2, 2018
It won’t be easy, but good luck to you.