The Vigil

The Vigil ★★½

One of my most anticipated films of the year so far, and it delivered some of what I was hoping to see, but falls flat in a lot of other areas. The lead is fantastic and sympathetic, and the Jewish horror angle gave this a unique vibe, but good lord, the jump scares in this are some of the laziest, most uninteresting put to the screen in a long time. This film excels in its atmosphere, then throws away any tension with an effortless, dull jump scare. 

I usually shit my pants at jumpscares, and this entire movie failed at every single one of them. 

I wanted to be like OH HELL YEAH SPOOKY JEW HORROR 5/5. But I really can’t, and I’m sad sad.

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