Netflix's New Horror Film Is So Scary, People Are Literally Switching It Off

28 February 2018, 17:09

Veronica Netflix Horror Movie
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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

"Veronica" has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes but it's almost impossible to watch.

Just in case this year's most terrifying film Hereditary wasn't enough for you, Netflix just dropped a brand new horror film that'll scare you like never before.

It is a known fact that Spanish horror films and Japanese horror films are truly the most terrifying of all horror films. Verónica, a Spanish horror film, qualifies in that exact category.

The film, made by Spanish director Paco Plaza, who also directed the equally terrifying [REC], was screened at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and has only just made it's way to US Netflix. And it's already got a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The synopsis of the film sounds weird AF: "Verónica has to take care of her little brother and sister since the death of their father. One day during a total eclipse of the sun, Verónica and two friends decide to make a Ouija board (because of COURSE they do) in order to call upon her dead father's spirit. At the exact moment the eclipse reaches it's peak, the glass shatters. Veronica enters a kind of trance and passes out, frightening her friends. She later recovers and heads home.

Verónica then starts to feel strange presences inside the house and fears that the ghosts are a threat to any of her siblings. Advised by Sister Narcisa (aka Sister Death, not creepy at all) about the sinister spirit which is close to her, Verónica looks for a way to break the contact with the ghost and save everyone."

To make matters worse, it's also reportedly based on real life police case file notes for events that occurred in Madrid in 1992. Children? Ghosts? Ouija Boards? Solar Eclipses? Based on real life? Nuns with cataracts in their eyes? It's a solid no from me.

It's not the first time one of Netflix's horror films has had such a huge effect on it's viewers. When they released Gerald's Game last year, people were actually becoming violently ill after watching one horrifyingly graphic scene in particular.

Verónica is available to stream, if you dare, on Netflix if you're in the US. If you're not... consider yourselves lucky. Probably.