‘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 theaters, plus on VOD and digital platforms, February 26.

Watch the the first trailer below.Here’s the official synopsis:“Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, ‘The Vigil’ is 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, Yakov (Dave Davis) reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante (Menashe Lustig) to take on the responsibility of an overnight ‘shomer,’ fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member.

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