Plot / Synopsis
Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone's warnings not to "stray from the path," Sara (Natalie Dormer) dares to enter the forest to discover the truth about her sister's fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who now prey on anyone who crosses their paths.
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The Forest Film Trailer Review
What can we say about The Forest (2016) official movie trailer? Well, to what we can make of the film from the official trailer we can tell that there are quite a few (cheap) jump scares which you will either love or hate. Well this is an American film but somehow I kind of feel that Hollywood is emulating more of what makes Japanese horror endearing. Japan has quite a massive folklore and unique culture to work with; this is probably why they are able to effectively pull off good scares unlike that of the US horror films as of recent memory. This is maybe we are seeing more and more US adaptation of Asian horror or Western horror films setting up shop in Asia, mainly Japan. The Forest is still an American horror and it shows with the horror mascot it prefer to show on the trailer, a man with whose decayed faced is visible on the sack placed in his head. I don't know maybe the guy has some significance to the story; could be quite disappointing if he has none.
The premise is nothing really groundbreaking, a sister starts seeking out her twin who was reported to last seen in Japan's Suicide Forest in Aokigahara which is at the foot of Mt. Fuji and once there horror ensues. I don't know but basing from the Wiki entry that the film is categorized as a horror and a thriller. I can sense that this is heading more of a psychological thriller route and the vivid images we see might just be in the head of Sara, or I don't know maybe there is a "paranormal" connection. The question is will that mystery makes you want to go see the film when it hits the theater on January 2016?
How about you guys? What do you think about this 2016 American horror film set in Aokigahara, Japan's Suicide Forest? What recent American horror film has scared you the most? How about Japanese films? Share your thoughts and opinion about The Forest official trailer in the comments section below: