Film | The Vigil – Review

The Vigil (2020)

Plot – A man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity

Director – Keith Thomas

Starring – Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Lynn Cohen

Genre – Horror

Released – 2020


I wasn’t expecting my first film at the cinema in 5 months to be a Jewish horror film, but 2020 has been a strange year and not all surprises are bad ones, after all The Vigil turned out to be a decidedly entertaining directorial debut from Keith Thomas.

The-Vigil film review
Dave Davis in The Vigil (2020)

While it’s true to say the plot follows a familiar pattern, Thomas’s use of Jewish folklore and complexities of leaving the Orthodox community to craft a wonderfully creepy small-scape supernatural horror that keeps the tension and suspense at a maximum, anchored by a captivating central performance of Dave Davis. ★★★★☆




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: