• [NEWS] "The Vigil" video clip (horror-thriller)

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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Exclusive The Vigil clip from Keith Thomas' horror-thriller debut
    As the film gears up for its select theatrical and digital debut,
    IFC Midnight has shared an exclusive clip from debuting
    writer/director Keith Thomas' horror-thriller The Vigil teasing
    the supernatural chiller steeped in ancient Jewish lore and
    demonology. The clip can be viewed in the player below!

    Video Clip: (1min 40secs)


    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 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 departed's dilapidated house to sit the
    vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very

    The cast for the film includes Dave Davis (The Big Short,
    The Walking Dead), Malky Goldman (Unorthodox, God of Vengeance),
    Menashe Lustig (Menashe) and Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games:
    Catching Fire, The Affair).

    "This sequence comes at a pivotal moment in the film, the sort of
    horror movie "turning point" when our main character, Yakov,
    realizes that the house is no longer safe to be inside," Thomas
    wrote in a statement to ComingSoon.net. "And while he's desperate
    to get Mrs. Litvak to join him in leaving this doomed place, she
    has lived there long enough to know there is no easy escape...
    Both Lynn Cohen and Dave Davis turn in great, tense performances
    in this scene, and I especially love the way Lynn breaks into
    that sinister and yet empathetic smile."

    The Vigil, which is produced by Adam and Raphael Margules and
    J.D. Lifshitz and executive produced by Daniel Finkelman, is set
    to hit select theaters, digital platforms and VOD on Friday,
    February 26.


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