A mystical woman summons a mythical monster to protect her village in Dread’s The Golem, a cinematic retelling of the 16th-century Jewish folktale from the Kabbalah from directors Doron & Yoav Paz (Jeruzalem). Ahead of the DVD, Blu-ray and VOD release tomorrow, February 5th, we’ve been provided with a bloody exclusive clip to whet your appetite.
Check it out below, along with everything you need to know.
In the film…
“During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she summons to protect them is a far greater evil.”
“In this stunningly reimagined period horror version of an old mystical legend, a Jewish community in a shtetl are besieged by deadly intruders. Set in 17th century Lithuania, Hanna (Hani Furstenberg) the wistful, conflicted wife of the local rabbi’s son Benjamin (Ishai Golen), secretly turns to Jewish mysticism and The Kabbalah to conjure up a dangerous entity to protect her community. But the creature she molds out of mud and summons to life echoes her tragic past and becomes so dangerously connected to its creator, that Hanna can¹t see what a heartless monster she has fashioned from abject fear and desperate loathing.”
Director Yoav Paz details, “The most famous story is that of the Golem of Prague – a mud figure out of the ground, created by the Rabbi of Prague (the Maharal), using the powerful Kabbalah wisdom. While this myth may have inspired our storytelling, we knew that we wanted to make a new and relevant adaptation of it which would focus on a female heroine and a unique twist on the ancient Golem. We decided to create something based on its Jewish origins as well as contemporary horror, and a new genre was born: Jewish Horror.”