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“We Spent a Lot of Time Choosing Lenses”: Keith Thomas on The Vigil and His Forthcoming Firestarter Adaptation

Unfolding over the course of one evening in the Hasidic community of Boro Park, Brooklyn, Keith Thomas’s debut feature, The Vigil, gets more unsettling the darker the night gets. Dave Davis plays Yakov, a young man experiencing difficulty living a newly secular life. As securing a job has proved difficult, he agrees to a friend’s […]

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‘The Vigil’: A Strong Argument For A New Wave Of Jewish Horror [Review]

Who knew that you could give arthouse horror a kick in the pants by substituting ominous Christian iconography for ominous Jewish iconography? Crosses, crucifixes, crowns of thorns, tormented priests and the like have been staples of the horror genre as far back as the beginning of cinema, if not, at least, Mario Bava’s “Black Sunday” […]

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‘The Vigil’ Trailer: An Orthodox Jewish Ritual Gets a Haunted Twist in IFC’s New Horror Movie

An orthodox Jewish ritual gets a haunted twist in writer/director Keith Thomas’ new horror movie from IFC Midnight, “The Vigil.” The film originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it scored critical acclaim out of the Midnight Madness section. This horror movie set over the course of one night will open in available […]

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‘Unhinged’ Holds Top Spot as U.K. Box Office Declines

As the mercury soared, collections plummeted as the heatwave across England took its toll on the U.K. and Ireland box office over the weekend.Russell Crowe’s “Unhinged,” released by Altitude Film Distribution, retained the box office crown with a weekend gross of £117,633, a decline of 34% from last week, despite increasing screen count from 243 […]

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Keith Thomas to Direct ‘Firestarter’ Reboot for Universal and Blumhouse

Keith Thomas will direct Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Productions adaptation of Stephen King’s classic sci-fi thriller novel “Firestarter,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.Screenwriter Scott Teems (“Halloween Kills”) is adapting. Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman will produce. Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 adaptation […]

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