Director Paco Plaza’s Sister Death, a prequel to his horror film Veronica, reaches the Netflix streaming service this October
Five years ago, [REC] franchise co-creator Paco Plaza‘s horror movie Veronica was released through the Netflix streaming service, and Netflix subscribers reportedly found the film to be so terrifying that they would have to stop the movie mid-stream because they couldn’t handle the scariness. With that sort of press, it’s no surprise that Plaza and Netflix have chosen to expand the concept into a franchise with a prequel called Sister Death, or Hermana Muerte. Now the streaming service’s Tudum site has revealed that Sister Death will be released this October! They haven’t revealed the specific release date yet, but it’s nice to know this movie will be a viewing option during Halloween season this year.
The screenplay for Sister Death was written by Jorge Guerricaechevarria, who frequently works with popular genre filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. The story he crafted has the following synopsis: In post-war Spain, Narcisa, 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.
Aria Bedmar (Heirs to the Land) plays Narcisa and is joined in the cast by Almudena Amor (The Grandmother), Maru Valdivielso (The Last Boy on Earth), Luisa Merelas (Matalobos), Chelo Vivares (Tin & Tina), Consuelo Trujillo (Adios), Pablo Guisa Koestinger (La Exorcista), Sara Roch (The Communion Girl), Olimpia Roch (The Communion Girl), Daniela Casas (Malditas), Marina Delgado (Lavapies), and newcomers Claudia Fernández Arroyo and Adriana Camarena.
Plaza directed Sister Death, which was produced by Pablo Cruz, Enrique López Lavigne, and Diego Suarez Chialvo. Pablo Fernández Masó served as executive producer.
I watched Veronica five years ago and made it all the way through without having to stop it out of fear, but I have to admit that I don’t remember a single thing about the movie. So if/when I check out Sister Death this October, I might have to rewatch Veronica as well for a refresher on what it was all about.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/sister-death-october/