In this post, I want to talk about Netflix’s Horror Movie Verónica and the real story behind Veronica. This is a name you all will probably be familiar with. Verónica is a Spanish horror movie that Netflix added to its library recently, and the movie has done excellent. The reviews it got were excellent, although there was some strong criticism it faced as well.
If you love the Horror genre, this is one movie that you don’t want to miss. While the pacing of the story is not that great, it gets better as time passes, and ultimately, the watchers are left wanting more. It depicts the life of a young girl, has to take care of her three siblings all on her own, in absence of her father, and mother. While it doesn’t seem like anything could go wrong, things certainly do, and the story progresses in a way we are left wanting for more.
Veronica may not be the best horror movie there is, but one thing that certainly catches the eye is the fact that it is claimed to have been based on a true story. Made from the report of the senior police inspector who was in charge of the case, the story sure is based on facts, but of course Plaza has changed it a bit, and moulded it in a manner that leaves a lasting effect on the watchers.
Verónica is based on the true story of 18-year-old Estefania Gutierrez Lázaro. She is the daughter of Máximo and Concepcion Gutierrez, and as mentioned earlier, she is left taking care of her three siblings, after her father passed away. In reality, her father was alive during this time, but Plaza changed some minor things.
Estefania calls her friends, so the trio can mess with an Ouija board. However, she doesn’t really get any time, and the only time she is free was during the year’s solar eclipse when all her other classmates and teachers are on the school’s rooftop watching it. This is where it all went wrong, horribly so.
After mistakenly contacting a spirit, hell unravels for Estefania, and she begins to have her life drained from her due to the stress, and her condition starts getting worse. She begins seeing ‘strange people’ inside the house, and even some shadowy beings which appear on a whim. She is scared that her siblings will be harmed, but she didn’t mention the events to her mother, and instead, asks help from a blind nun.
But, that didn’t really help, as her condition got even worse. She began to lose her stability, and she began to lose her senses suddenly, only for them to return later on. During this time she would act crazy. After being taken to a hospital, the doctors said that she might have had a mental breakdown. A couple of months later, she mysteriously passed away in her bedroom.
At Calle Gerardo Nunez number eight, her parents were the next targets, after the passing away for the daughter. They witnessed weird phenomena like doors slamming on their own, whispers echoing through the rooms, etc.
The soon sought help from the Police, and even they were caught in all this trouble. Inspector José Negri who first believed that it was an intruder bothering the couple, later believed that helping the couple move away was the only thing that they could do. After that, nobody ever dared to enter the house.