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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Scary Spanish horror film with demonic imagery, violence.

Movie NR 2017 101 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+


Same blah, quiji board-posession storyline as many other films, but this one is in subtitles....yay! You see a penis for a few seconds. That was why I suggested the audience to be 18+. The rest of the movie was very PG 13. This reminded me a lot of the Posession of Emily Rose...a lot less scarier than that, really. It was boring. I couldn't finish it because I was just too annoyed by the predictability. Sister Death seemed cool in a way....but again, I never got to see her full character development.
age 17+

Lame Horror movie.

Veronica is a so-called horror movie that has a lot of bloody content & disturbing visuals. But it certainly doesn't give the creeps like a good horror movie should. And also it's spanish, and it's difficult to watch it without subtitles. It just doesn't keep you engaged. It's quite slow & boring.

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (8):

While disturbing, violent, and creepy, this is most definitely not "the scariest movie ever made!" Not by a long shot. While the acting is above-average, especially for a horror movie, and there are some frightening moments of haunting demonic imagery, this is basically another tale of teens unwittingly unleashing paranormal terror. It's a "Demon Git-R-Dun To-Do List" familiar to any horror movie fan: Make lights turn on and off, slam doors, possess poor Verónica while she's trying to eat dinner, etc., until said demons get bored with these antics and turn increasingly murderous.

Then the movie muddies the waters. Are the demons inside or outside poor Verónica? Was the father a good or bad person, and if bad, why would Verónica try to bring him back via a Ouija board? Even with the heavy-handed flashback montage reminders of plot points the viewer might have missed, it's unclear what exactly has been let loose to scare everyone. The result is a lot of occult and Catholic imagery paired with the requisite predictable and occasionally less predictable scares layered over the kind of "demons set loose" story seen in so many other horror movies. Horror fans will probably enjoy Veronica. Definitely not for kids.

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