Looking for a new horror to watch tonight? Look no further than Veronica, a film which holds a 100 per cent ‘Fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And the reviews are in, with people now calling it the best horror film they’ve seen. Seriously.
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 made its way to US audiences on Netflix last week.
The film is the story of 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.
Check out the trailer here:
The film, which screened at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, tells a story based on police case file notes for events which occurred in Madrid in 1992.
These events, taken from police files, surround a young girl in Vallecas, south Madrid, was briefly hospitalised and died after messing around with a ouija board.
As proven by its position on Rotten Tomatoes, Veronica has received rave reviews so far.
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.
— Peter Richards (@PeterRich81) February 28, 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.
Veronica is the best horror movie on Netflix right now
— Wally Cuadra (@WallyCuadra) March 1, 2018
I don’t think it’s something I’d be able to watch… certainly not alone.