The Vigil

The Vigil

Steeped in ancient lore and demonology, The Vigil is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn's Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, a man reluctantly accepts an offer 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, the man begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

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Director

Keith Thomas

Credits

Director: Keith Thomas
Producer: Raphael Margules, J.D. Lifshitz, Adam Margules
Screenwriter: Keith Thomas
Cinematographer: Zach Kuperstein
Editor: Brett W. Bachman
Production Designer: Liz Toonkel
Sound Designer: Juan Campos
Music: Michael Yezerski
Principal Cast: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Lynn Cohen, Fred Melamed

Contact

Public Film Contact
Karen Barragan
US
karen@blumhouse.com
213-835-1069
Publicity Contact
Karen Barragan
karen@blumhouse.com
213-835-1069
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Horror
Screening Section: Midnighters
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90 mins