IFC Midnight has revealed a terrifying new teaser trailer for its upcoming Orthodox Jewish supernatural horror movie The Vigil. The movie has a quite unique premise and it is based around Jewish lore and demonology.
The movie takes place over the course of one single evening, and it follows “Yakov, a former Hassid, as he takes a position as a ‘shomer,’ hired to sit and watch over the body of a dead community member. Having lost his faith, Yakov isn’t keen to go back to the isolated religious community he only recently left, but when he’s given payment to ‘sit the vigil’ for a recently dead Holocaust survivor, he reluctantly accepts the job. Shortly after coming to the dilapidated house, Yakov realizes that something is very, very wrong.”
It seems like a very good horror movie, and I like the tone and story of the movie, check out the trailer below.
The movie was both written and directed by Keith Thomas, who is making his feature directorial debut, and it stars Dave Davis as Yakov, with Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Lynn Cohen, Fred Melamed, Ronald Cohen, and Nati Rabinowitz.
The Vigil will be released in select theaters and on VOD on February 26th, 2021.