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The True Story Behind Netflix’s ‘Veronica’

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Netflix is generating plenty of buzz for their Spansish horror film Veronica, which was considered a “surprise” release in late February and is seriously freaking out people.

The movie is about a young woman attempting to protect her younger brother and sister from something sinister after she attempts to connect with the spirit of her dead father using a Ouija board ritual.

According to Blood Disgusting, the movie is based on true events that occurred in Madrid, Spain back in 1991.

Per the story, a teenage girl named Estafania Gutierrez Lazaro died mysteriously in August 1991 and her parents believed that he unexplained death was due to her playing with a Ouija board.

Before the young girl’s death one of her friends dies in a tragic motorcycle accident which motivating them to perform a seance in an attempt to make contact with him.

Surprisingly, the seance was performed at Estafania’s school and was interrupted by a nun before it could be completed; the nun reportedly broke the Ouija board.

After the seance Estafania’s life was turned into pure chaos.

She apparently was having seizures and bizarre hallucinations, with dark, shadowy figures swirling around her for months following the seance.

Despite the issues, doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with her and Estafania died in the summer of 91.

Her parents claim that the torment continued even after her death.

This story is that much more interesting because it’s the only time in Spain’s history that police filed a report stating that *they* had witnessed something paranormal, which is famously known in the country as the “Vallecas case”.

Police had responded to a call from the parents who claimed there was something evil within their home and upon arriving they heard loud noises and saw scratches on the walls and even claim that a photograph of Estafania caught fire inside its frame.

“In Spain it’s very popular, this story; as we say in the film, the only time a police officer has said he has witnessed something paranormal,” says Paco Plaza, director of ‘Veronica’. “And it’s written in a report with an official police stamp… it’s really impressive when you look at it.”

Check out the video below for the story behind the movie:

 

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Eli Roth-Produced ‘Haunt’ Arrives in September

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‘Haunt’, which is a new film produced by Eli Roth and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writing team behind ‘A Quiet Place’, has dropped a new trailer ahead of it’s arrival.

‘Haunt’ is set to make it’s world premier at Popcorn Frights, and will head to theaters on September 13th.

According to the synopsis: “On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some monsters are real.”

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A Haunted Ship Sets Sail in ‘Mary’

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RLJE Films has dropped a trailer for ‘Mary’, which they recently acquired and have slated for release in theaters, and on digital and VOD on October 11th.

Starring Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer, the movie tells the tale of:

“David (Oldman) is a struggling blue-collar captain looking to make a better life for his family. Strangely drawn to an abandoned ship that is up for auction, David impulsively buys the boat, believing it will be his family’s ticket to happiness and prosperity. But soon after they embark on their maiden journey, strange and frightening events begin to terrorize David and his family, causing them to turn on one another and doubt their own sanity. With tensions high, the ship drifts off course, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that they are being lured to an even greater evil out at sea.”

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‘Holiday Hell’ Tells Four Tales This Holiday Season

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Who doesn’t need a bit of horror around the holidays?

This November, ‘Holiday Hell’ will arrive in limited theaters and on VOD and DVD, and the Jeffrey Combs starring film will introduce four tales of horror, all packed in one film.

According to the synopsis: ” A mysterious shopkeeper narrates four horror tales, each set during a different holiday. “

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