Looking for a new horror to watch tonight? Look no further than Veronica, a film which holds a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes no less.
Paco Plaza, who co-directed 2007’s seminal found footage film [REC] is back with a whole other offering in the form of Veronica, which has just made its way to US audiences on Netflix.
The film, about a young woman (Sandra Escacena) who must protect her younger brother and sister after she attempts to bring back the spirit of their dead father through a Ouija ritual, screened at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Check out the trailer here:
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According to the movie, the story is based on police case file notes for events that occurred in Madrid in 1992.
As proven by its position on Rotten Tomatoes, Veronica has thus-far received rave reviews.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
The real horror in Veronica 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 Escacena seizes it with both hands, and it’s both appalling and touching to watch her psychological decline.
Veronica – For those who think The Conjuring takes itself too seriously. Had fun with this. Sister Death rules. #TIFF17
— C.J. Prince (@cj_prin) September 7, 2017
Started watching Veronica on Netflix (huge REC fan so interested in anything Paco Plaza is involved in) but the demon walking down the hallway scene freaked me out so much I had to turn it off… #SuchAWuss pic.twitter.com/4oCcjQUJST
— Nancy at Chase HQ (@weyland76) February 25, 2018
— Buttercup (@Sequins4Thought) February 27, 2018
Speaking about the ‘true story’ they added:
Careful attention has been paid to the ’90s period detail, which Plaza obviously knows and has a fondness for — for example, in the interiors and in the music, which features such iconic Spanish bands as Heroes del Silencio and Bunbury. Much of the film’s value is how credible all this good contextual work makes it feel.
You can watch Veronica on Netflix right now. I mean, you don’t have to. If you absolutely despise horror films then it’s no biggie. Why not watch a comedy instead? Maybe not Life on the Road, though. Gave that a go the other night and it’s not great.
Anyway, have fun fellas!