An easy scare vs. an allegedly petrifying film.

WARNING: Contains spoilers.

WARNING: Contains spoilers.

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If you haven’t heard, there’s a movie on Netflix called Veronica and many people are saying it’s quite frightening.

If you haven't heard, there's a movie on Netflix called Veronica and many people are saying it's quite frightening.

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“In 1991 Madrid, after holding a séance at school, a teen girl minding her younger siblings at home suspects an evil force has entered their apartment.”

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And apparently it’s based on a true story to some extent, which adds to the creepiness.

And apparently it's based on a true story to some extent, which adds to the creepiness.

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I’m admittedly an easy scare, and horror truly traumatizes me.

I'm admittedly an easy scare, and horror truly traumatizes me.

I literally think about the head hand from The Grudge every time I shower, and this scene from Paranormal Activity 4 every time I look down a hallway, but curiosity took over and I had to see what Veronica was all about.

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I made the decision to watch it in broad daylight, in an office full of people, because I’m hoping sunshine and nearby humans would make it less horrifying.

I made the decision to watch it in broad daylight, in an office full of people, because I'm hoping sunshine and nearby humans would make it less horrifying.

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It has subtitles, which make for a good distraction from all of the potentially scary shit going on around them.

It has subtitles, which make for a good distraction from all of the potentially scary shit going on around them.

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About 15 minutes in nothing creepy has happened, but a nun is staring into the sun during a solar eclipse so you can feel something coming.

About 15 minutes in nothing creepy has happened, but a nun is staring into the sun during a solar eclipse so you can feel something coming.

SCARED METER: 2.5/100 because I know some weird stuff is coming.

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The main character, Veronica, and her friends decide to fuck with a Ouija board (dumb choice) during the solar eclipse (dumber choice).

The main character, Veronica, and her friends decide to fuck with a Ouija board (dumb choice) during the solar eclipse (dumber choice).

Now, she's possessed or something. Chill. SCARED METER: 15/100

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Veronica went to the nurse and now she appears to be normal, but we all know there’s demon residue chillin’ deep in her soul.

Veronica went to the nurse and now she appears to be normal, but we all know there's demon residue chillin' deep in her soul.

Veronica has a super chill, not worrisome little stare down with the nun from earlier.

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A number of minor creepy things happen: Veronica’s backpack falls from a shelf, Veronica goes into a trance during dinner, a light flickers, a door closes on its own. Run-of-the-mill horror stuff.

A number of minor creepy things happen: Veronica's backpack falls from a shelf, Veronica goes into a trance during dinner, a light flickers, a door closes on its own. Run-of-the-mill horror stuff.

Even if you're easily scared like me, these played-out tropes are kind of stale.
SCARED METER: 1/100

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VERONICA TURNED OFF HER TV AND THERE’S A FIGURE IN THE REFLECTION.

VERONICA TURNED OFF HER TV AND THERE'S A FIGURE IN THE REFLECTION.

It even turned in her direction when she walked off. NOPE. SCARED METER: 55/100

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Veronica had a nightmare where a bunch of scary things happened, including hands emerging from her mattress and grabbing her.

Veronica had a nightmare where a bunch of scary things happened, including hands emerging from her mattress and grabbing her.

Interestingly, her reaction was the exact same as mine.

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A nun informs Veronica that she’s “not alone” and tries to tell whatever’s latched itself to her spirit to kick rocks, but something tells me it’s not going to.

A nun informs Veronica that she's "not alone" and tries to tell whatever's latched itself to her spirit to kick rocks, but something tells me it's not going to.

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So now Veronica is being haunted by a figure that keeps popping up in different places and being a real creeper.

So now Veronica is being haunted by a figure that keeps popping up in different places and being a real creeper.

The fact that it's just a dark figure and we're not seeing it up close is making it scarier. I'm so excited to wake up in the middle of the night and think about these scenes. SCARED METER: 70/100.

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Veronica’s still having some wild dreams. She imagined her siblings eating her arms which was honestly more gross than scary.

Veronica's still having some wild dreams. She imagined her siblings eating her arms which was honestly more gross than scary.

I've seen two many episodes of The Walking Dead to flinch at some stretchy flesh being devoured. SCARED METER: 20/100.

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Veronica’s friends aren’t down to hang anymore because she’s all demon possessed or whatever, so she’s got her siblings doing a séance with her in the hopes of getting rid of whatever is haunting her.

Veronica's friends aren't down to hang anymore because she's all demon possessed or whatever, so she's got her siblings doing a séance with her in the hopes of getting rid of whatever is haunting her.

Gee, that should end well.

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Without spoiling EVERYTHING, this séance triggers the final showdown between Veronica and the evilness and it’s pretty wild.

Without spoiling EVERYTHING, this séance triggers the final showdown between Veronica and the evilness and it's pretty wild.

Seeing the demon figure thing for an extended period is definitely very uncomfortable. SCARED METER: 666/100

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Upon finishing Veronica, I can confirm that it’s not the scariest thing I’ve ever seen, but it further solidifies my opinion that paranormal is the most chilling type of horror.

Upon finishing Veronica, I can confirm that it's not the scariest thing I've ever seen, but it further solidifies my opinion that paranormal is the most chilling type of horror.

Popular horror killers like Jason or Jigsaw are frightening, but at least you can physically fight them. If a demon decides it wants to take over your body, you're just kind of screwed, y'know?

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If you’re tough to scare, lower your expectations. If you’re an easy scare, this’ll probably do a little damage. Whoever you are, it’s certainly a solid horror flick readily available on your Netflix.

If you're tough to scare, lower your expectations. If you're an easy scare, this'll probably do a little damage. Whoever you are, it's certainly a solid horror flick readily available on your Netflix.

NUMBER OF TIMES I WAS JUMP SCARED: 5-ish.
FINAL RATING: 7.5/10
PERMANENT DAMAGE DONE: Remains to be seen.

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Why exactly did you see so many Pauly Shore movies?

Nobody prepared you for Macauley Culkin’s character dying in My Girl.

Nobody prepared you for Macauley Culkin's character dying in My Girl.

These were the days before the internet, so you knew nothing about the plot. You just waltzed into the theater thinking, “Yay! Another movie with that cute, funny kid from Home Alone!” Then you left basically needing therapy — because no one warned you!

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Clueless made you a HUGE Alicia Silverstone fan….

Clueless made you a HUGE Alicia Silverstone fan….

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…but Excess Baggage and Batman and Robin seriously dampered your enthusiasm.

...but Excess Baggage and Batman and Robin seriously dampered your enthusiasm.

Sorry, Alicia.

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You thought Jim Carrey was pretty damn funny — but you didn’t think your classmates’ endless Jim Carrey impressions were.

You thought Jim Carrey was pretty damn funny — but you didn't think your classmates' endless Jim Carrey impressions were.

Kid in period one: “Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world? Aaaaargh!”
Kid in period two: “Oooooh, somebody stop me!”
Kid in period three: “Alllllllllllllllllrighty then!”
You in every period: “STOP! JUST STOP!”

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You may not have constantly quoted Jim Carrey, but after seeing Friday you WERE guilty of saying “Damn!” every chance you got.

You may not have constantly quoted Jim Carrey, but after seeing Friday you WERE guilty of saying "Damn!" every chance you got.

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You were crazy about Beverly Hills, 90210, so you raced out to see the first movies by the cast…and you were NOT rewarded for your dedication.

You were crazy about Beverly Hills, 90210, so you raced out to see the first movies by the cast...and you were NOT rewarded for your dedication.

Dude, Brandon Walsh, WTF was Calendar Girl? And Dylan McKay, Terminal Bliss was more like interminable miss.

Columbia/Cannon

In hindsight, you have no idea why you saw so many Pauly Shore movies.

In hindsight, you have no idea why you saw so many Pauly Shore movies.

1994: “Hey Bud-dy!” LOLOLOLOLOL
2017: “Hey Bud-dy!” NOOOOOOOO

MGM/Touchstone

You almost always won your Oscar pools because you always bet on the period piece for Best Picture.

You almost always won your Oscar pools because you always bet on the period piece for Best Picture.

Only 2/9 of the decade’s Best Picture Winners (bolded below) were set in the present day:

1990 — Dances With Wolves
1991 — The Silence of the Lambs
1992 — Unforgiven
1993 — Schindler’s List
1994 — Forrest Gump
1995 — Braveheart
1996 — The English Patient
1997 — Titanic
1998 — Shakespeare in Love
1999 — American Beauty

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You loved Election, but hated not being able to talk about it because pretty much no one else had seen it.

You loved Election, but hated not being able to talk about it because pretty much no one else had seen it.

If people are going to be real, so many of the ’90s movies people love today — like Swing Kids or Empire Records — went unnoticed at the time, so you were constantly left hanging trying to have conversations about them. Again, you couldn’t jump on the internet to discuss them!

MTV/Paramount

Today you might be a little embarrassed (or proud, lol) of just how many times you saw Titanic in theaters.

Today you might be a little embarrassed (or proud, lol) of just how many times you saw Titanic in theaters.

Leo + Kate (+you) 4eva.

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New Line/20th Century Fox

It was the golden age of baseball movies — A League of Their Own, Rookie of the Year, The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield — the list goes on and on.

It was the golden age of baseball movies — A League of Their Own, Rookie of the Year, The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield — the list goes on and on.

Also of note: When you saw Gary Busey in Rookie of the Year he seemed like a totally normal dude. Watch it now and you’re like, “Is that really Busey?”

20th Century Fox/Columbia/Disney

You absolutely knew one (or ten) Tarantino fans who talked your ear off about wanting to go to film school.

You absolutely knew one (or ten) Tarantino fans who talked your ear off about wanting to go to film school.

The easiest way to shut them up was to say, “Film school, huh? You do realize Tarantino never went, right?”

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And, lastly, some of your best memories of the ‘90s involved going with friends and family to see the latest movies by these familiar faces.

And, lastly, some of your best memories of the ‘90s involved going with friends and family to see the latest movies by these familiar faces.

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