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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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