“One of the biggest names in modern Spanish horror cinema, director Paco Plaza (co-creator of the [REC] films), released his latest movie, Veronica, on Netflix this week with zero advance notice.
“Based on a true story, Veronica is a Ouija-board-based horror movie, following a 15-year-old girl named Veronica (excellent newcomer Sandra Escacena) who sneaks into the basement of her Catholic school while all the other students are on the roof watching a solar eclipse (cosmic! spooky!) so she and two friends can hold a séance.
“Veronica supplies the dreaded Ouija board — and becomes the accidental vessel of a malevolent spirit when their quick-and-dirty ritual goes better than expected.
“Thus kicks off an hour of various supernatural terrors torturing our heroine and her family, a trope that’ll feel familiar to connoisseurs of Ouija-based horror.”
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