Verónica, the latest feature-length horror film to debut on Netflix, holds its own against any of the slew of similar titles to be released in American theaters and surpasses nearly all of the competition with its solid combination of literary storytelling and adept filmmaking. Based on the only real-life incident to be witnessed and reported on by members of the Spanish corp of Policía Nacional, director Paco Plaza ([REC]) transcends the tired tropes of supernatural cinema with this unique take on the tired tale of a girl and her Ouija board. Genuinely scary, sharply intelligent, and visually engaging, Verónica is a must-watch film for any horror fan who is looking for something more than empty characters and senseless jump scares.
Following Netflix’s trend of releasing films with no warning, fans of Spanish director Paco Plaza will be happy to hear that his recent Ouija-inspired film Veronica is now available for viewing on the streaming service. The film was previously released internationally and on the festival circuit in 2017.
Plaza is best known for 2007’s [Rec] which is a the film that countless others horror director’s have stolen from, with an APB out for shots of screaming women being dragged by their feet into darkness. read more