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The Vigil

The Vigil

Say your prayersFeb. 01, 2021USA88 Min.PG-13
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Synopsis of The Vigil on Solarmovie sc: In the Hasidic community of Boro Park, Brooklyn, a despondent young man, short on both faith and funds, reluctantly agrees to assume the responsibility of an overnight shimmer and fulfill the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased member of the Orthodox community. With only the corporate of the recently departed and an ailing widow who expresses cryptic reservations on the man’s ability to hold out the task, he soon finds himself exposed to a terrifying haunting within the claustrophobic confines of a home that has become host to a malevolent entity. In what’s essentially a one-man show, Dave Davis is profoundly affecting in his portrayal of the hesitant sentinel, exuding an empathetic combination of frayed nerves and timid weariness. Throughout this uncanny night, his vigil gradually transforms into a harrowing spiritual investigation of both his cursed surroundings and his pitiable past – a journey during which the very recesses of his community’s collective trauma is confronted. By the surreal and unnerving climax, under the assured auspices of writer-director Keith Thomas – making his feature debut – the plentiful, hair-raising scares subside to poignant catharsis with a specter of dread that’s bound to persist with audiences and occupy their subsequent nightmares. Operating within the parameters of a horror sub-genre that more commonly trades in Christian mysticism, The Vigil uniquely unveils a supernatural domain less trodden. It’s thrillingly rife with demons, curses, and every one the under-your-skin scary stuff that Midnights are made for.

The Vigil
The Vigil
The Vigil
Original title The Vigil
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Keith Thomas


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