Writer and director Keith Thomas wants you to have nightmares. He also wants to show you around the secular life as authentically as possible. Despite a unique view into a religion, many will never be privy to, this story hopes to comes across as a universal nightmare. Thomas hopes his portrayal of subtle scares and visceral and psychological terrors will be what forces you to relate. Watch the movie trailer for The Vigil and mark your calendars for the upcoming release date.
The Vigil is a supernatural horror movie that takes place over one night. Set in Brooklyn, Hasidic Borough Park, Yakov is hired to take the overnight shift and watch over the body of a member of his community. He will the “shomer” a responsibility of Jewish lore. Yakov arrives at the broken down and dilapidated home of the departed and realizes there is something else in this home besides him and the dead.
I hope you find something in our little story that haunts you, that burrows like a splinter in your consciousness and leaves you thinking. Even if it’s just for a few heartbeats.Keith Thomas – writer and director of The Vigil
The Vigil Release Date for 2020
The vigil will be available in designated theatres, VOD, and digital download from February 26th, 2021. For now, watch the trailer and pray to whoever you want.
Starring: DAVE DAVIS (THE WALKING DEAD, TRUE DETECTIVE), MENASHE LUSTIG (MENASHE) and, LYNN COHEN (MUNICH.)