As cinema-goers are now allowed to watch films back on the big screen, Vertigo Releasing announces the release of THE VIGIL from Friday 17th July. THE VIGIL is produced by J. D. Lifshitz & Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures, and Adam Margules of Angry Adam Productions.
THE VIGIL is set over the course of a long, dark night in Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighbourhood, following Yakov (Dave Davis, True Detective), a former Hassid, who has lost his faith, and isn’t eager to go back to the insular religious community he only recently fled. But when Reb Shulem (Menashe Lustig), a rabbi and confidante, approaches Yakov and offers to pay him to be the shomer (watching over the dead body of a community member) for a recently deceased Holocaust survivor, he reluctantly accepts the job. Shortly after arriving at the dilapidated house, Yakov realises that something is very, very wrong. This will not be a quiet vigil.
Described by Bloody Disgusting as “a fresh take on the religious/demon possession horror film”, THE VIGIL is the startling debut feature from Keith Thomas. With an unusual and evocative setting, it’s beautifully crafted, packed with fingernail-shredding scares (including a mysterious video message that’ll stand your hair on end), an ominous and eerie score, and features a standout performance from Davis as a man confronting evil. The words “You want some tea?” will never sound the same again.
Rupert Preston, CEO of Vertigo Releasing said, “THE VIGIL is a quality and original genre movie from an undoubted new talent in writer-director Keith Thomas – we’re thrilled to be unleashing it in cinemas in the UK and Ireland this summer”. Adeline Fontan Tessaur, Managing Director of Elle Driver, the sales agent for the film said, “We are very excited to be working with Vertigo Releasing on the release of this chilling new horror, and bringing the film to UK and Irish cinema audiences.”
THE VIGIL WILL BE RELEASED IN CINEMAS ON 17 JULY IN THE UK AND IRELAND