A surprise addition to Netflix's 2018 queue of scares, 2017 Spanish horror film Verónica quickly emerged as one of the most talked-about films on the platform. Reportedly based on true events, Verónica tells the story of a young girl whose life devolves into a series of living nightmares after playing with a Ouiji board. Its inconspicuous addition to the streaming service gave the 2017 horror flick a wider release, igniting a debate on whether or not Verónica is the scariest film of 2018.
Critical consensus on Verónica, as a whole, definitely considers it to be one of 2018's better horror films. While most found the Ouiji board/possession narrative a bit tired, many critics appreciated director Paco Plaza's haunting visual touches and the performances given by the young and emerging cast. The critical reviews of Verónica below can help you decide if you consider the film to be one of Netflix's best horror flicks. If you really want to have it stick with you, just remember it is based on some real-life demonic activity.
'Plenty Of Stylistic Chutzpah' - The Hollywood Reporter
Not Necessarily 'Original' - Variety
'The Spanish Answer To "The Conjuring"' - Salute Mag
Horror With 'A Heart' - Film Inquiry
'More Than Your Average Haunted House' - IGN
It's All In 'The Mouth' - Vulture