Netflix’s latest horror Veronica might be the scariest movie of the year

Mel Evans

If you wanted nothing better than to be scared sh*tless by a film this week, may we suggest Netflix’s latest horror offering Veronica?

The film was only released on Monday on the streaming site but it’s already gained traction as one terrifying mofo, with punters comparing it to scare-a-thon The Conjuring.

Yeah, it’s of that ilk.

The film is Spanish subtitled, and you know all the horroriest of horror films are subtitled, and directed by Paco Plaza, who earned his fright stripes as the director of the REC franchise, considered one of the best ‘found footage’ films out.

Netflix's latest horror Veronica might be the scariest movie of the year
A blind nun? Nope (Picture: Apaches Entertainment)

So people are rightly believing the hype for this one.

Veronica tells the story of a young girl (named Veronica…classic; played by Sandra Escacena, who makes her on-screen debut) who has to raise her younger siblings due to her mother always working and her father being dead.

So far, the foundation of all great horrors: absent parents, young children.

To matters worse and much, much more scary, she then happens upon a ouija board during a solar eclipse (WHAT ARE YOU DOING GIRL?!) and then tries to summon the spirit of a dead friend who died in a motorcycle accident.

Instead, she, along with her chums, accidentally disturbed the spirit of her aforementioned dead father – who obviously was never a fan of being woken up from a slumber – before they then summoned a much more sinister demon and that’s when shit gets interesting.

Ver?nica (Picture: Apaches Entertainment)
Veronica really regrets trying to chat with papa (Picture: Apaches Entertainment)

We’re talking blood-stained mattresses, gnarly black hands, whispering spirits – the whole shebang.

Oh, by the way, it’s meant to be ‘based on true events’ that happened in 1992, if it wasn’t already scary enough. And there’s a blind nun involved, too. So that’s cool.

And the fans are picking up what they’re putting down.

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…

— Nancy at Chase HQ (@weyland76) February 25, 2018

Well Veronica on Netflix is fucking terrifying ?

— Ashleigh Thomas (@ashleighhthomas) February 28, 2018

Veronica on netflix is soooooo good. I usually am so skeptical about new age horror movies but damn im shook.

— Almita (@OhBrujita) February 28, 2018

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The film has premiered on Netflix, and had positive reviews at Toronto International Film Festival – while it now sports a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is pretty rare, may we add.

Moral of the story: when will the kids learn – ouija boards and teenagers do not mix.

Veronica is on Netflix now.

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