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Haunted Forest (2007)

R | | Horror | 26 June 2007 (USA)
The Indian descendent Sean comes to a forest with his friends Josh and Flipp trying to find the track to a mysterious cursed tree and a secret burial ground. His grandfather wrote a journal... See full summary »

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Sean / Nodin
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Josh
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McCane
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Flipp (as Edo Beghi)
Naomi Ueno ...
Kiyomi
Jennifer Luree ...
Jennifer
Hans Uder ...
Tourist
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Satinka (as Kira Hayashi)
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Aldo Antonelli ...
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Luigi Campanile ...
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J.R.
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Skinny (Cowboy)
Clifford Neil ...
Cal (Cowboy)
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The Indian descendent Sean comes to a forest with his friends Josh and Flipp trying to find the track to a mysterious cursed tree and a secret burial ground. His grandfather wrote a journal about the love of the Indian Satinka and the son of the medicine man of their tribe one hundred and twenty years ago, and how Satinka was trapped in a tree by an evil spirit. Meanwhile, the girlfriends Jennifer and Kiyomi are searching for flowers in the same woods. When Flipp and Kiyomi vanish, their friends meet each other and stay together while a deranged hunter chases new victims for the vengeful spirit of the tree. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Only the Trees Can Hear You Scream

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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26 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Satinka  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Not sure why the negativity - semi-original idea done OK
3 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reviews would make you think this is Ishtar or something. It is not a bad movie overall. The premise is a modification of classic ghost revenge stories. Like the plot, some of the shots and styles are heavily copied from your standard J-Horror yurie/onryo stories. The acting is so-so. It seems to come and go at various parts of the movie. The storyline requires you to somewhat pay attention and doesn't always resolve every plot point. This seems to be re-occurring reason for low ratings of many Asian horror films, which could explain some of the low ratings.

If you go in with an open mind, you will probably get a few jumps here and there, an original addition to classic stories, and a lot of pretty views of the forest where it was filmed. It's no Poltergeist, but it isn't Showgirls either!


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