Is the Netflix Movie Veronica based on Real Events? The movie states that the movie Veronica was inspired by a real paranormal case which Spanish police had to solve. Let’s shed some light on the real story behind the movie Veronica. What makes Veronica so scary is that it is based on a true story. In 1992 Madrid police investigated the mysterious case of a young girl. She passed away in the hospital shortly after meddling with a board. The case was never really solved and remains “unexplained” to this day – spooky.