Director: Jason Zada
Stars: Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Taylor Kinney
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara, journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden, Sara enters the forest having been well warned to stay on the path. Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.
I was not excepting much from this movie at all. I thought it was going to like most of the horror movies that have come out in the past ten years, horribly disappointing. It was a pretty good movie. It was such a breath of fresh air for a change, a decent horror movie.
I was always interested in the story of the Aokigahara Forest. I wish there was some more history on the forest in the movie, but that would have made the movie too long or rush the story too fast.
The cast did a really good job on their roles. You started to believe in them. The look and the feel of the forest gave you that creepy scary feel up your back. The darkness creeping up behind you exposing the evil mean spirits located all around. The voices poisoning your mind with lies and deceit.
This is a great movie to watch on a stormy cool night alone in the mental hospital. You can watch it with the voices in your head. It is a creepy movie. I think you should give it a try. It was worth watching. Enjoy.
The Forest (2016) Trailer