Steeped Jewish Lore and demonology, The Vigil presents a unique supernatural horror through the lens of another culture.
The film is written and directed by Keith Thomas in his impressive feature directorial debut.It stars Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig [yi], Malky Goldman, Fred Melamed, Nati Rabinowitz and Lynn Cohen, and follows a young man who is tasked with keeping vigil over a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community, only to be targeted by a malevolent spirit known as a Mazzik (Hebrewfound in the Talmud: מזיקין).The film is executive produced by Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner.
If you don’t mind reading subtitles and can look past the very slow burn storytelling you will be treated to some great scares. Particularly towards the end, the film ramps up to a thrilling ending producing some unforgettable nightmare fuel moments.
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