With cinema-goers now allowed to watch films back on the big screen, Vertigo Releasing has announced that the upcoming supernatural Blumhouse horror, THE VIGIL, will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 17th July 2020.
THE VIGIL is set over the course of a long, dark night in Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighbourhood, and follows Yakov (Dave Davis), a former Hassid, who has lost his faith, and isn’t eager to go back to the insular religious community he only recently fled.
But when Reb Shulem (Menashe Lustig), a rabbi and confidante, approaches Yakov and offers to pay him to be the shomer (watching over the dead body of a community member) for a recently deceased Holocaust survivor, he reluctantly accepts the job.
Shortly after arriving at the dilapidated house, Yakov realises that something is very, very wrong. This will not be a quiet vigil.