As the fearsome Storm Emma and the Beast from the East collide outside it's truly a day for Netflix and the sofa. If you fancy taking your mind off what's happening outside then check out the latest horror flick that's gotten a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Veronica is a Spanish-language horror film from 2017 that is receiving rave reviews after appearing on Netflix on Monday. It's set in Madrid in the 90s and tells the story of a young girl who has to raise her younger siblings in the absence of her parents - her father is dead and her mother is overworked. Veronica and her mates try out a Ouija board during a solar eclipse, for whatever reason, and summon the spirit of a dead friend, disturb her fathers' spirit and summon a demonic force.
The film is directed by Paco Plaza who'll be familiar to horror fans who have seen the REC franchise. Worryingly, the film is based on a true story from Madrid's police files in the early 1990s and premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. Fans have been comparing it to other scares like The Exorcism of Emily Rose:
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... #SuchAWuss pic.twitter.com/4oCcjQUJST
— Nancy at Chase HQ (@weyland76) February 25, 2018
Yo if you guys haven’t watched that Veronica movie on Netflix I definitely suggest you check it out !!
— Yianni Carbajal (@Yiansteezy) 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
Watching Veronica on Netflix which is directed by Paco Plaza of REC fame. I have pretty much become desensitised to horror these days, but this is genuinely spinechilling. So yeah, don't mess with ouija boards kids.
— Leigh Curtis (@LeighCurtis_NP) February 27, 2018
Other independent horror movies that have become recent classic thanks to Netflix include Hush, Creep, Gerald's Game and 1922. Check out the full trailer for what's being called the scariest movie of the year: