The Vigil

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity, in writer-director Keith Thomas' electrifying feature debut.

Cast

  • Dave Davis
  • Menashe Lustig
  • Malky Goldman
  • Lynn Cohen
  • Fred Melamed
  • Ronald Cohen
  • Nati Rabinowitz
  • Moshe Lobel
  • Efraim Miller
  • Lea Kalisch

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Metacritic

90
Mar 2, 2021

Intense and atmospheric, Keith Thomas’ The Vigil invigorates demonic horror by centering on Jewish traditions, especially those concerning death. Part haunted house, part tech thriller, and entirely grounded by Dave Davis’ harrowing performance, the film never loses sight of questions of cultural identity, and the ways it intersects with personal and collective trauma.

Metacritic review by Siddhant Adlakha
Siddhant Adlakha
IGN
75
Aug 18, 2020

Above all else, the movie provides a remarkable showcase for Davis, who commands every scene as a man grasping to contain his fear of things going bump in the night while struggling with internal conflicts far heavier than the supernatural events in play.

Eric Kohn
IndieWire
80
Jul 28, 2020

Featuring strong performances and excellent effects work, The Vigil is a genuinely creepy debut which explores the ways in which our psychological demons can get their claws into our entire lives.

Metacritic review by Nikki Baughan
Nikki Baughan
Empire