‘The Vigil’ Watches Over a Dead Body This Month; Watch Creepy New Trailer for the Supernatural Horror Movie – Bloody Disgusting

It wants your pain.

FilmmakerKeith Thomaswill see hisfestival hitThe Vigil released via IFC Midnight this month, and a fresh trailer and poster have arrived today to whet your appetite for terror.

IFC Midnight will release the film onFebruary 26. Check out the new trailer and poster below.

Joe LipsettreviewedThe Vigilout of its premiere in TIFFs Midnight Madness program, a film in which a man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity.

In his review, Lipsett wrote thatThe Vigilis a fresh take on the religious/demon possession horror film that feels like a breath of fresh air.

Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology,The Vigilis a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyns 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 departeds dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

The film starsAdam Margules, Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Lynn Cohen,andFred Melamed. It was produced by JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules at Boulderlight and Adam Margules of Angry Adam Productions.

When I sat down to write the very first draft ofThe Vigil, I knew I wanted to tell a personal story that felt universal, Thomas said in a statement. The movie would be very contained and the stakes would, at first glance, seem small one man, one ritual, and one struggle with a threatening force. But the stories I gravitate towards, the stories I like to tell, are rooted in tangible human experience. One persons struggle can take on a mythic quality that resonates far more than stories about countries or even worlds at war. All of us have suffered dark nights of the soul (likely several times over during the upheaval of the past year) and most of us emerge from those lean and often frightening hours changed generally for the better but sometimes for the worse.

He continued, If youve come to the movie for a thrill, I hope you enjoy it and it troubles your sleep. If youve come to it for a glimpse into a cloistered world few secular people know, Ill assure you that it is authentic. Regardless of the reason youre watchingThe Vigil, 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 its just for a few heartbeats.

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