Reviews: The Vigil (2021)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Writer/director Keith Thomas takes a common horror scenario, that of the person left alone with a corpse, and gives it a specifically Jewish twist, incorporating the rite of the vigil, the role of the Shomer and the Talmudic lore of the Mazzik.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It doesn’t generally break the overall formula of a horror film about demonic infestations, and it features some jump scares that don’t totally work, but it has great atmosphere and a terrific lead in Dave Davis.
  • Mark Leeper @ Mark Leeper’s Reviews
    • Excerpt: THE VIGIL is a horror film in a Jewish Hasidic setting. But the story is still basically a ghost story, and while it is atmospheric and effective, it does not go much further than other horror films.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Where I found the film most memorable was its ability to bring very specific lore into the mainstream by explaining and utilizing it in a universally resonant way.
  • Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy