I didn’t sleep last night. I didn’t have the chance to experience my reoccurring nightmare that resembles scenes from the movie The Cell because last night I watched Veronica on Netflix. This film is terrifically terrifying.
Veronica is a Spanish language film directed by Paco Plaza. This movie has todo lo que necesito, from jump scares to camera tricks and even a twist.
The movie’s about a young girl that uses a Ouija board in an attempt to talk to her deceased father, and that’s all you need to know.
The jump scares in this film are paced well and not overplayed, with only one that you can see coming. The camera tricks were something I was not prepared for. While these shots are not at Inception level quality they are still not something you would expect from a small Indie horror film. The practical effects were well thought out, so the director only had to rely on little CGI which should be applauded.
Without going into detail there’s a scene that was so terrifying but visually familiar. It reminded me of the horror movie Hereditary, which is an incredible film, that requires repeat viewings to fully comprehend. Hereditary came out in 2018 and Veronica came out in 2017. Due to the time it takes for production I don’t think Ari Aster(Hereditary) would have been able to see this film first but the scene is so chillingly familiar, I’m not sure how it could be a coincidence.
There was not much in this film that I was prepared for. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen next, I was wrong. If you’re a fan of horror, you are required to watch this on Netflix.