Back in 2017, Netflix released Veronica, a Spanish horror film directed by Paco Plaza that still tops lists as one of the service’s most scary films. Now, Plaza is now taking us back into that dark supernatural world with a prequel, Sister Death (aka Hermana Muerte), whose teaser trailer has just been unleashed.
Sister Death, set “In post-war Spain, Narcisa (Aria Bedmar), a young novice with supernatural powers, arrives at a former convent, now a school for girls, to become a teacher. As the days go by, the strange events and increasingly disturbing situations that torment her will eventually lead her to unravel the terrible skein of secrets that surround the convent and haunt its inhabitants.”
Veronica, which you can watch now on Netflix, centers on a young woman who must fight to protect her family after she unleashes a dark entity while playing with an Ouija Board. The thing that makes the film so disturbing is that it is based on the true story of Estefania Gutierrez Lazaro, a Spanish teen who died mysteriously in 1992 after playing with an Ouija.
The prequel stars Consuelo Trujillo, who played Hermana Muerte in Veronica, and Almudena Amor, Luisa Merelas, Chelo Vivares, and Maru Valdivielso. Jorge Guerricaechevarria penned the script for Sister Death.
Sister Death will premiere at the Sitges Film Festival this October before heading to Netflix.
Si cruzas esta puerta, solo te queda santiguarte. #HermanaMuerte, el regreso de @paco_plaza al universo de ‘Verónica’, inaugurará el @sitgesfestival de este año. pic.twitter.com/Qpu7R7XAbz
— Netflix España (@NetflixES) May 18, 2023
Here’s a look back at the trailer for Veronica.