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[UPDATED] New Trailer and Poster for Blumhouse Horror THE VIGIL

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Blumhouse's latest supernatural thriller comes to UK/ROI cinemas in July.

Blumhouse's latest supernatural thriller, The Vigil, which is the feature debut of writer/director Keith Thomas, is part of a growing trend of horror movies set in a Jewish rather than Christian milieu. Dave Davis plays a former Hassidic Jew who returns to his old neighbourhood at the request of a rabbi (Menashe Lustig) to look over the body of a recently deceased Holocaust survivor. Once at the deceased's home, he realises this will be no regular vigil.

The Vigil is in UK/ROI cinemas July 31st.

Check out the UK trailer, poster and official synopsis below.

the vigil poster

The official synopsis reads:

THE VIGIL is set over the course of a long, dark night in Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighbourhood, following Yakov (Dave Davis, True Detective), 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.