I want to start this review by explaining that I watch a lot of horror movies. A lot. I grew up on this genre, thanks to my parents, and my appreciation for it has continued — perhaps even strengthened — thanks to my best friend. Together, we’ve seen it all: supernatural, slasher, paranormal, low-budget, high-budget, cheesy, and everything in between.
So, with that in mind…
Tiffany, the best friend, informed me there was a movie on Netflix that was (supposedly) so scary people weren’t able to make it more than halfway through. My immediate reaction?
The movie in question is called Veronica. It is a Spanish film, directed by Paco Plaza, and is based on a true story.
At the very beginning of Netflix’s description of Veronica, there is mention of a séance. I’m like:
Has any movie involving a séance ever ended well?
Without including spoilers, Veronica unfolds like this: Veronica and two other girls hold a séance at school during an eclipse. Veronica attempts to contact her father, but after a bit of activity, she passes out. Needless to say, she soon begins to suspect that something has followed her away from the experience, and she seeks a solution to the problem.
Here’s the thing — and I really hope you’re still with me…
Veronica is a good movie.
Yes, it’s been done before. And yes, many of these films are based on true stories. But Veronica is crafted in a way that holds the attention. The best friend and I were engrossed for the whole film.
There were creepy moments, some subtler than others. Did we have to turn it off halfway through? Nope.
The only con I see, and this depends on the person, is that the film is subtitled. For me, that wasn’t an issue; however, I know some don’t want to read their movies.
Overall, I would give Veronica a 4.5/5. I would highly recommend it to anyone.