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The Forest (2016)

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A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

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Cast

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Osamu Tanpopo ...
Homeless Man (as Tanpopo Osamu)
Yasuo Tobishima ...
Sushi Chef
Ibuki Kaneda ...
Mei (Schoolgirl)
Akiko Iwase ...
Head Teacher
Kikuo Ichikawa ...
Businessman
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Mayumi
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Visitor Center Morgue Man
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Sakura (as Yuho Yamashita)
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Aiden
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Narusawa Bartender
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Grandma
Nadja Mazalica ...
Sara / Jess (Age 6)
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A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

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Everyone comes here looking for a way out See more »


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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El bosque siniestro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,741,176 (USA) (8 January 2016)

Gross:

$26,583,369 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Natalie Dormer's character is first browsing information about the Aokigahara forest, the photos on her screen are real, taken from actual recovery parties that, annually, scan the forest to retrieve human remains. Among the pictures (though blurred) is the infamous "half face" man that also inspired the film's poster. See more »

Goofs

As Sara (Natalie Dormer) walks through the forest with the two men, her sweatshirt goes from being on to being around her waist a few times within continuous shots. See more »

Quotes

Aiden: See... there's nothing there.
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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Kotown
Written by Tom Hillock
Courtesy of Montmorency Records
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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5.5 is right on the money - no spoilers here.
9 January 2016 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

5.5 I would say is right on the money. Not academy material but good for a couple of jump scares. Just saw the movie tonight. First jump scare was so good lady next to me spilled her full bag of popcorn and tipped over her drink...we laughed and laughed...then the usher came.

I had the movie pegged to go in another direction but I guess the joke was on me, and everyone I was with thought the movie was going in the same direction I thought, so it was pleasant surprise that it was not that predictable.

Overall 5.5 is good, watchable, scary enough. More psychological than it was Horror or Terror.

It was a little light on the Horror, and there was 1 single plot line, but still enjoyed it.


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