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If you like to piss your pants from fear, the new Veronica movie might be a good choice for you, because, well, just watch the Netflix trailer about the horror film and see why it has led to plenty of reactions from around the Internet — with one being the underlying consensus: this thing is causing some nightmares. In a surprise move by the streaming service, the Veronica movie released on Netflix earlier this week, with the horror film not included on the initial list of movies planned to be added in February. However, now that it's out there, it's creeping people out.
The Veronica movie is a story about a young girl who has the dubious responsibility of raising her young siblings after her mother is too busy working and her dad, bless his soul, is dead. While fooling around with a Ouija board with some of her friends, Veronica's group disturb the spirit of her dead dad, and... well, we won't give away too much info.
If that doesn't sound like it's that scary for you, just see how The Hollywood Reporter described the Veronica movie — which shows that the simplicity, and not the effects, is what's terrorizing audiences the most. Here's a snippet from the site's review of the horror film.
The real horror in Verónica 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 [Sandra] Escacena seizes it with both hands, and it’s both appalling and touching to watch her psychological decline.
OK, enough small talk about why the Veronica movie is being described as the Spanish version of The Counjouring, just take a look at the trailer and see for yourself why it's nightmarish as hell.
Yeah, don't mind us, we're not curled up into a ball in our beds or anything. If that's not enough, take a look at this Instagram post that's equally as eery, which was posted several months ago.
According to numerous websites, the story is based off of true events — with the entire plot, supposedly, centered around police files from Madrid in the early 1990s. But, c'mon, we've heard that plenty of times before and we don't really know what it means. Like, did this stuff happen? Probably not. Still, that doesn't make the cinematic version of the story and less horrifying.
After screening at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and Chicago’s Cinepocalypse, the Veronica movie is finally here to creep us all out, so give it a whirl... if you dare. Based off of the social media reactions, this thing should be watched with the lights on and with another person nearby. Let's just hope that person is an invited guest and not a soul spurned from the depths of hell!
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