Blumhouse Productions’ festival horror favourite The Vigil is coming to UK cinemas in July it’s been announced, and more details are here.

It might not be the highest profile of Blumhouse Productions’ releases this year – The Invisible Man probably still takes that prize so far – but we’ve got hopes for the incoming supernatural horror The Vigil.

It’s a film set over the course of a single night, and it’s from writer and director Keith Thomas. Dave Davis and Menasha Lustig lead the ensemble.

Here’s the trailer for the movie…

The synopsis reads as follows:

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.

Vertigo Entertainment has snapped up the UK distribution rights, and has now announced that it’ll be releasing the film in UK and Ireland on July 31st. ————

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