‘The Vigil’: How Cinematographer Zach Kuperstein Framed Iconic Moments Of Jewish Terror

Josh Weiss

March 2, 2021

The Exorcist has its head-turning moment, The Omen has David Warner’s decapitation, and Rosemary’s Baby has the bassinet sequence.
There’s no shortage of iconic moments in horror films inspired by Christianity, but a new age is dawning: the age of Jewish terror. As I plainly stated in a recent article, Keith Thomas’s The Vigil is the first great horror project that draws from Judaism’s 5,000-year-old culture without the end result feeling gimmicky or exploitative.

The Exorcist has its head-turning moment, The Omen has David Warner’s decapitation, and Rosemary’s Baby has the bassinet sequence.
There’s no shortage of iconic moments in horror films inspired by Christianity, but a new age is dawning: the age of Jewish terror. As I plainly stated in a recent article, Keith Thomas’s The Vigil is the first great horror project that draws from Judaism’s 5,000-year-old culture without the end result feeling gimmicky or exploitative.