Well to start with I didn’t realise it was in subtitles. This may have affected my decision to watch it with wine but I managed to keep up so all was good. It’s a Spanish movie based on a true story.
Veronica is the eldest sister of four and the main carer as her mother works anti-social hours. It is the day of a solar eclipse and Veronica has taken a Ouija board to school to do as the eclipse forms overhead with her best friend. At the last minute her friend tells her another girl is joining in as her boyfriend recently died. Obviously, the session doesn’t go according to plan. Strange things start occurring in Veronica’s apartment to her and her siblings.
The advertising tells us this is the scariest film ever. It’s not a bad movie but it’s not the scariest film ever because we’ve seen this story before in many different formats. It’s not a bad film, it’s a good film in it’s trope but I didn’t have a single nightmare. It’s another Blair Witch scenario, where the good little sheep are told it’s good and the scariest thing ever and we’ll believe it. I thought the story was well told. I’ll give it a 4/5 for good storytelling. I should really deduct points for throwing a blind nun in there for no reason whatsoever but I’ll let it go this time.
The true story is based on a teenager named Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro .