VERONIKA (2021) Reviews and overview of Emir Skalonja thriller

 

Veronika is a 2021 American thriller about a young woman who succumbs to a dark downward spiral of violence and psychological torment.

Written and directed by Emir Skalonja (Casting Couch Slaughter; Holland Road Massacre: The Legend of Pigman; AnthropoceneTill Death Do We RotThe Plague and sequels). The FoxTrot Productions movie stars Mark Bogumil, Heather Dunham, Ryan Little and Brandon Machajewski.

Plot:

Veronika is a young, suicidal woman, on the mend. Healing and recovering from her most recent relationship that she just barely escaped, she is out to better her life. Taking her friends advice to go out and have fun, she inevitably falls prey to another maniac that makes her his captive…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“I had a few questions about the plot, some actions of the characters and the ending left me wondering about the supporting actors while the film score and music were pretty great! I absolutely loved Andreas Vingbäck’s contribution to this film and Skalonja’s use of it. Even in its uniqueness, it provided fantastically to the mood.” Fitz of Horror

“I felt that the ending left a few too many unanswered questions and loose ends. And the choreography, or maybe the camera angles, of a couple of the fight scenes, could have been better. But for a film that cost under five thousand dollars, Veronika looks and sounds exceptionally good overall.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Mark Bogumil … John
Heather Dunham … Veronika
Ryan Little … Detective Rhoads
Brandon Machajewski … Nathaniel
Kristina Santiago … Marie
Nicole Skalonja … Doctor Scott

Technical details:

84 minutes

Budget:

$3,500 (estimated)

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