A new poster has surfaced for writer-director Keith Thomas’s The Vigil—and it drips with unease.
Set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighbourhood, The Vigil is steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante 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 realise that something is very, very wrong…
Adam Margules, Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Lynn Cohen, and Fred Melamed star in The Vigil. IFC Midnight will release the film on February 26th.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)