Written and directed by Keith Thomas, The Vigil crawls out of the grave later this month—and IFC Midnight has dropped a new trailer to tease the terror in store.
Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, The Vigil is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighbourhood. 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…
Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, and Malky Goldman star in the film, which releases on February 26th. Check out the chilling new trailer below!
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)