The horror film is always scary, and when it is topped with supernatural elements with horror, the thing takes a toll. The Vigil is the upcoming supernatural horror film that has Dave Davis and Menashe Lustig in the lead roles of the film. The film has been written and directed by Keith Thomas, and this is his directorial debut with this film. The Vigil has already been premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019, which took place in September 2019. Also, amid the pandemic, the film has been released in some parts of the world with limited specified theatres.
Based on the premiere of The Vigil, the film has earned quite a good in terms of the box office collection, and also the response from the critics as well as the audience was quite satisfying. Several websites have termed The Vigil as a film with richly atmospheric and creepy things involved in it, and why not? Being a supernatural horror film, you would certainly be expecting something different from any other normal horror film that we have been watching for since long.
Cast & Plot Details
The film has Menashe Lustig as Reb Shulem, Dave Davis as Yakov Ronen, Fred Melamed as Dr. Kohlberg, Malky Goldman as Sarah, Ronald Cohen as Mr Litvak, Lynn Cohen as Mr Litvak, Moshe Lobel as Lazer, Lea Kalisch as Adina, Efraim Miller as Hersch and Nati Rabinowitz as Lane.
The basic plot of The vigil revolves around the haunted story that undercover after the death of a member of the Orthodox Jewish community. A young man who had been part of a member of the community has to keep his vigil above as things start to take a toll on him, and often he experiences himself in a nightmare situation by a malevolent spirit known as MAZZIK. The supernatural forces start to emerge after the death of that member, which makes things wrong for the young man because the actual story of the film then proceeds with that over and out after people seems to create problems for the young man, of whose role is played by Dave Davis. According to the people who have already watched this movie, tells that the director Keith Thomas has beautifully done a great combination of horror with supernatural things. The two things which we believed that never existed but have been in place through the movies like this – The Vigil.
The Vigil – Release Date
As already mentioned above that the film has already been released in some parts of the world amid pandemic restriction like some parts with limited restrictions like in New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom in July 2020, and finally it was internationally released on August 5, 2020, but as theatres weren’t open at that time in the United States hence it has now been decided to release the film on February 26, 2021, in United Nations by IFC Midnight.
Though the release was limited with restrictions still, the film The Vigil manage to a whopping $39 500 box office collection, which is good seeing the mood of the people amid the pandemic. Also, now after the premiere of the film and also in certain parts of the world has now managed to release critics and reviews of the audience and it seems now that the audience has liked the film and now the rests of the audience who haven’t watched the film have got the inspiration to watch this film based on the reviews.
Though some of the critics have said that some scenes could have been better if the director would have paid any heed towards it as it is also the first film Keith Thomas and it would certainly take some time for him to get adjust with the things, in a general sense both critics as well the audience have praised the movie to a very extent, and that’s why people are now excited for the release of the film with full precaution in theatres for one’s who haven’t watched it yet.