The Vigil

The Vigil
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Keith Thomas
  • Cast: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman
  • Language: English, Yiddish
  • UK release: 31 July 2020

A young Hasidic Jewish man must face down an evil spirit when he is entrusted to watch over the body of a recently deceased member of his orthodox community.

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The Vigil

27 Jul 20203 stars

New York's Orthodox Jewish community provides an interesting context for the latest Blumhouse horror

The Jewish ritual of shemira is mined to bloodcurdling effect in the debut feature from writer-director Keith Thomas, which was acquired by esteemed horror outfit Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, The Invisible Man) following its 2019 Toronto festival…

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