Spain’s answer to The Conjuring will scare the life out of you.
Dir Paco Plaza
Prod Enrique López Lavigne
Scr Paco Plaza, Fernando Navarro
With Sandra Escacena, Ana Torrent
Sales Film Factory Entertainment
The director of Spanish smash [•REC] reaches for the Ouija board for his latest nerve-shredder. Inspired by an actual unsolved case in Spain, Paco Plaza’s much-anticipated new horror film tells the story of Verónica, a teenage girl burdened with the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings following the death of their father. With her mother always at work, Verónica is plagued by loneliness until one day she decides to perform a séance in an attempt to contact her late parent. Naturally, things don’t go as hoped. Very much in the spirit of The Conjuring series, Plaza’s handsomely photographed tale of terror places family drama at its core – its horrors originating from anxieties and problems at home. Starting out like a police procedural before slyly morphing into a no-holds-barred supernatural shocker, Veronica delights in crafty surprises and narrative ambiguities, keeping you second-guessing until the very end.