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January 25, 2019 3:02 pm

New Trailer Released for Horror Film ‘The Golem’ Based on Jewish Folklore

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A scene from the trailer for ‘The Golem.’ Photo: Screenshot.

A trailer was recently released for an upcoming horror film that is based on well-known Jewish folklore.

“The Golem,” of the production company Epic Pictures Group, is about a young Jewish woman, Hanna, in 17th-century Lithuania who turns to mysticism and conjures a dangerous entity to save her and her community from foreign invaders. However, the powerful creature, that she molds out of mud and summons to life, turns out to be incredibly evil.

According to Jewish folklore, a golem is an anthropomorphic being mystically created from inanimate matter, usually clay or mud. The most common Jewish legend about a golem involves 16th-century Rabbi Yehudah Loew, who created the being to protect Jews in Prague from antisemites.

“The Golem” will be released in select theaters in the US and on Blu-Ray/DVD on Feb. 5.

Watch the trailer below:

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