NO SPOILERS – Brief synopsis.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%
IMBd Rating: 6.2/10
My Rating: 5/10
Verónica has been labelled as Netflix Scariest Film but is it really? The film is fully Spanish and translated to English through subtitles. The film is based in 1991 Madrid, a teenage girl Verónica decides to play a Ouija board with her friend in order to contact her dead father. After the seance, Verónica goes through strange occurrences and paranormal presence that she thinks is a threat to her and her family.
The most frightening part of the film is probably that it’s based on a true story. The film Veronica is based on a true story about the unsolved case of a young girl in Madrid in 1992 named Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro, who mysteriously died after using an Ouija board. Police were never able to crack their investigation (Read more about the true story at http://www.nme.com/blogs/veronica-scariest-horror-film-ever-2252230#1joUvxyHl1Y7imkT.99). This kind of trueness to the story adds a more intense feeling to the film knowing that someone actually went through such a thing.
Other than this, the film is not as scary as made out to be. It’s more creepy than scary. The film was creepy and did make me edge back into the pillow a little bit. But as someone who screams at any jump scares, I was able to watch the whole thing with only one flinch. The actual premise of the film is definitely entertaining but also highly unoriginal. Everything was seen before in any other horror film, in fact it was almost anticipated in some points. It was rather generic considering I could state what was going to happen just before it did.Although so predictable it was entertaining and for the story it is worth the time but if it’s a good horror you’re looking for I would recommend in that sense.
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