By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Supernatural horror comes to Brooklyn in a film arriving next February, with a teaser just released in time for the first night of Hanukkah.
IFC Midnight will release THE VIGIL to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms February 26. The feature-film debut of writer/director Keith Thomas, it stars Dave Davis, Malky Goldman, Menashe Lustig, Lynn Cohen, Fred Melamed and Ronald Cohen. The synopsis: “Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is a 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 [Davis] reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante [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.” The full trailer will be released later this month!