Starring: Sandra Escacena, Bruna Gonzalez, Claudia Placer
Director: Paco Plaza
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Drama | Horror | 2017
The movie Veronica is set in another country, where they speak Spanish, therefore you have to read subtitles when watching this movie. If you are an avid reader of this website, you know that reading subtitles is not my favorite thing when watching a movie because it distracts me from a lot of it. The film follows a teenage girl who accidentally calls a spirit while playing Ouija with her friends.
The way that this spirit is contact was interesting and different. The Ouija board was even more powerful under the total eclipse. After that, you can expect certain things to happen in the plot line. Shadowy figures creeping about, paranormal activities, and body habitation. I thought the small touches (that somewhat remind me of Insidious) of evidence that the spirit was there was nice for the story and to keep the thrills and chills going.
I thought the acting wasn't bad compared to some other low budget films I've seen recently (I actually don't know if this was low budget, just thinking so). And I liked the ending and how they made it seem like one of those dramatized things on 60 minutes that was true.
I'll give this film a "liked it" rating. It had a good story, gave me chills which is what I look for in "phantom" movies, and ended well for this particular genre. It's on Netflix, so it won't cost you anything to watch on your next scary movie night! Just be prepared to read your way through the movie. (4/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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