The Vigil is a supernatural horror steeped in ancient Jewish tradition

IFC Midnight has announced one of its newest titles of 2021 called The Vigil and it sounds quite interesting.

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KEITH THOMAS
STARRING DAVE DAVIS (THE BIG SHORT, THE WALKING DEAD), FRED MELAMED (A SERIOUS MAN), MENASHE LUSTIG(MENASHE), MALKY GOLDMAN(UNORTHODOX, HIGH MAINTENANCE), LYNN COHEN(MUNICH)

Synopsis:

Steeped in ancient Jewish 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, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante 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 dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

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