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TEASER TRAILER: ‘THE VIGIL’ is supernatural horror steeped in Jewish Lore

Dave Davis as ‘Yakov Ronen’ in Keith Thomas’ THE VIGIL. Courtesy of IFC Midnight. An IFC Midnight Release.

LATIN HORROR IFC MIDNIGHT released the teaser trailer for the upcoming feature, ‘The Vigil‘. This supernatural Horror film is set in the Brooklyn’s Hasidic neighborhood of Borough Park, New York and dives into “ancient Jewish lore and demonology“. At first glance, from the get go, the teaser is creepy with its soundscape, as text introduces us to the real life tradition of “The Vigil“. While the visuals are very ominous, then terrifying from the point of view of the character Yakov (Dave Davis). This teaser left us wanting to know more about Jewish lore and demonology. We can’t wait to see the film as it looks so scary and intriguing.

One person’s struggle can take on a mythic quality that resonates far more than stories about countries or even worlds at war.

– Keith Thomas
Lynn Cohen as ‘Mrs. Litvak’ in Keith Thomas’ THE VIGIL. Courtesy of IFC Midnight. An IFC Midnight Release.

The Vigil is directed and written by Keith Thomas and it’s his feature debut. In a recent statement Keith said, “When I sat down to write the very first draft of THE VIGIL, I knew I wanted to tell a personal story that felt universal. 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… 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.” As far as the cast, the movie stars Dave Davis, Malky Goldman, Menashe Lustig and Lynn Cohen. The Cinematographer is Zach Kuperstein and is edited by Brett W. Bachman. The Vigil is produced by Raphael Margules, J.D. Lifshitz (Contracted), and Adam Margules. And one of the executive producers is Ryan Turek known for producing Freaky and Halloween Kills.

Check out the Teaser, the Synopsis and Release Date of The Vigil below.

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. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed’s dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

Opens in Select Theaters, on Digital Platforms 
and VOD on February 26th


Christian A. Morán
Christian A. Morán has been working on feature films, shorts, music videos and in documentaries, for which he won an award in 2002 at the Aurora Film Festival. As a Production Manager and Senior Editor at Media Blasters Inc., he has worked on and revived numerous Cult and Horror titles such as Lucio Fulci's Zombie 2, Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer and One Missed Call. He also worked on post-production for Fever Dreams' feature, "Shadow: Dead Riot", starring Tony Todd of Candyman and worked on "Death Trance" directed by Yuji Shimomura and starring Versus' Tak Sakaguchi. Christian has also worked on animated titles including Invader Zim, Berserk, Giant Robo, Samurai Deeper Kyo, 12 Kingdoms and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also produced and edited a promotion video for a branch of The United Nations called Alliance of Civilizations which featured President Barack Obama. Currently, he is working with legendary producer Roger Corman and Code Red DVD, who handle titles from MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). At this time he is producing and directing his own films such as Silentious (2013), Flawed God (2014), Halloween Treat (2014) and the award winning film, Let's Play Dead Girl (2015).

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