The Vigil Movie

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A supernatural horror film with a Hasidic Jewish twist.

Who's Involved:

Fred Melamed, Lynn Cohen, Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Keith Thomas, Malky Goldman

Release Date:

Friday, February 26, 2021 (Limited)


Runtime: 1 hr, 28 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, The Vigil is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight “shomer,” fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed’s dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.

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Who stars in The Vigil: Cast List

"NOLA Circus" , "Bomb City"  



"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" , "Shiva Baby"  

"Then She Found Me" , "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"  

Who's making The Vigil: Crew List

A look at the The Vigil behind-the-scenes crew and production team.



IFC Films


Production Companies

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Production: What we know about The Vigil?

Key Facts

  1. Had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in the coveted Midnight Madness section with a subsequent U.S. premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2020: The film was in Completed status.

The Vigil Release Date: When was the film released?

The Vigil was released in 2021 on Friday, February 26, 2021 (Limited release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Tom and Jerry, Bigfoot Family and Cherry.

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