Vigil trailer shows a Jewish supernatural horror movie
The official trailer for Freedom from vertigo ‘The next supernatural horror film, entitled The Vigil, was released, featuring Yakov enlisting in a night shomer, which is a Jewish tradition in which someone looks at the body of a recently deceased community member. Last year, Blumhouse acquired US distribution rights for the film, but the studio has yet to announce a release date. However, The Vigil is scheduled to be released in UK cinemas next week, on July 17th. Check out the video in the player below!
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The watch is written and directed by Keith Thomas. It stars Dave Davis (The Walking Dead) as Yakov, Menashe Lustig (Menashe) as Reb Shulem, Malky Goldman (Unorthodox) as Sarah, Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games: On Fire) as Mrs. Litvak and Fred Melamed.
The film premiered worldwide at Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. His official synopsis described by TIFF says: “Over the course of a single night in the Hassidic“ Boron ”neighborhood of Brooklyn, The Vigil follows Yakov, a former Hassid, who accepts a position as a shomer, hired to“ sit the watch ”AND watch the body of a deceased community member. Having lost his faith, Yakov is not looking forward to returning to the island religious community he recently fled from. But when Reb Shulem, a rabbi and confidant, approaches Yakov after a support group meeting and offers to pay Yakov to be the shomer of a recently deceased Holocaust survivor, he reluctantly accepts the job. Shortly after arriving at the ruined house, Yakov realizes that something is very, very wrong. This will not be a silent watch.
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The Vigil was produced by JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of Boulderlight and Adam Margules of Angry Adam Productions.
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