Following its well-received run on the film festival circuit (including recently winning the Audience Award at Popcorn Frights’ Wicked Weekend), Keith Thomas’ The Vigil is coming out in select theaters and on Digital platforms and VOD on February 26th from IFC Midnight, and a new teaser trailer has been unveiled ahead of its release.
Written and directed by Thomas, The Vigil stars Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig and Lynn Cohen. You can watch the new teaser trailer below, and in case you missed it, check out Lindsay Traves’ in-depth interview with Thomas, who is also directing the new adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter.
Synopsis: “Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov (Dave Davis) reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante (Menashe Lustig) to take on the responsibility of an overnight “shomer,” fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed’s dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.”
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Author: Derek Anderson