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The Forest -- A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. A young American woman, Sara, goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone's warnings to "stay on the path," Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister's fate -- only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who wanders into the forest.

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Sarah Cornwell (writer)
Ben Ketai (writer)
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Release Date:
8 January 2016 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Natalie Dormer ... Sara / Jess Price

Eoin Macken ... Rob

Stephanie Vogt ... Valerie
Osamu Tanpopo ... Homeless Man (as Tanpopo Osamu)
Yasuo Tobishima ... Sushi Chef
Ibuki Kaneda ... Mei (Schoolgirl)
Akiko Iwase ... Head Teacher
Kikuo Ichikawa ... Businessman

Noriko Sakura ... Mayumi

Jozef Aoki ... Visitor Center Morgue Man

Yûho Yamashita ... Sakura (as Yuho Yamashita)

Taylor Kinney ... Aiden

Gen Seto ... Narusawa Bartender

Terry Diab ... Grandma
Nadja Mazalica ... Sara / Jess (Age 6)
Lidija Antonic ... Mother of Sara / Jess
Takako Akashi ... Ubasute Old Woman #1

Yuriri Naka ... Narusawa Young Woman

Yukiyoshi Ozawa ... Michi
Nemanja Naumoski ... Pillowcase Man
Tales Yamamoto ... Blue Tent Man

Meg Kubota ... Ubasute Old Woman #2
Mieko Wertheim ... Ubasute Old Woman #3

Rina Takasaki ... Hoshiko
Carni Djeric ... Father of Sara / Jess (as Carni Deric)
Yoshio Hasegawa ... Aokigahara Police Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Masashi Fujimoto ... Yurei (uncredited)

Tatsujiro Oto ... Yurei (uncredited)
James Owen ... Peter (uncredited)
Shintaro Taketani ... Yurei (uncredited)

Directed by
Jason Zada 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Antosca  writer
Sarah Cornwell  writer
Ben Ketai  writer

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... executive producer
Len Blavatnik .... executive producer
James Ward Byrkit .... co-producer
Aviv Giladi .... executive producer
David S. Goyer .... producer
David Linde .... producer
Tory Metzger .... producer
Andrew Pfeffer .... executive producer
Georgina Pope .... line producer: Japan
Jennifer Semler .... co-producer
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic .... line producer: Serbia (as Andjelka Vlaisavljevic)
 
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
 
Cinematography by
Mattias Troelstrup 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Flynn 
 
Casting by
Elaine Grainger 
 
Production Design by
Kevin Phipps 
 
Art Direction by
Jasna Dragovic 
Kikuo Ohta 
 
Set Decoration by
Mina Buric 
 
Costume Design by
Bojana Nikitovic 
 
Makeup Department
Rita Anjos .... prosthetics sculptor and applicator
Jasmina Banovic .... first assistant hair stylist
Dave Bonneywell .... chief prosthetic supervisor
Luigi D'Andrea .... special makeup effects artist
Jovana Jovanovic .... key hair stylist
Sendy Kumalakanta .... prosthetic makeup artist
Tatjana Lipanovic .... first assistant makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Ruth Parry .... prosthetic effects technician
Vukasin Popovic .... prosthetic makeup artist
Martina Subic-Dodocic .... key makeup artist (as Martina Dodocic Subic)
Karen Edwards .... makeup and hair artist: UK (uncredited)
Maralyn Sherman .... makeup and hair designer: UK (uncredited)
Yuka Shimizu .... key makeup artist: Japan (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Masa Kokubo .... unit production manager: Japan
Serena Nutting .... unit production manager: UK
Aleksandar Tadic .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stuart Cripps .... second unit director
Milica Djordjevic .... additional second assistant director
Ken Hirama .... second assistant director: Japan
Hiroyasu Kitagawa .... first assistant director: Japan
Christopher Landry .... first assistant director
Milana Milunovic .... second second assistant director
Maria Nita .... second assistant director (as Maria Nitza)
Jo Tew .... second assistant director: UK
Sarah Townsend .... third assistant director: UK
 
Art Department
Edd Barker .... props: UK
Jarid Boyce .... storyboard artist
Sanja Bulat .... greenery
Dusan Demic .... set designer
Lois Gabrin .... art department assistant: UK
Antonia Gibbs .... set decorator: UK
Predrag Ginevski .... storyboard artist
Joe Lobley .... props: UK
Filip Maricevic .... stand by props
Aleksandra Mihajlovic .... art department coordinator
Jovana Mihajlovic .... art department assistant
Radoslav Mihajlovic .... contruction manager
Mirko Milosevic .... concept artist
Joshua Min .... concept artist
Bojana Nikolic .... assistant set decorator
Dusan Pesic .... set dresser
Zoran Petrovic .... props buyer
Keisuke Sakurai .... set dresser: Japan
Chikako Sato .... art department assistant: Japan
Mike Scanlon .... property master: UK
Ivana Stefanovic .... property master
Uros Stojanovic .... graphics designer
 
Sound Department
Tara Blume .... foley artist
Tom Burns .... re-recording mix technician
Robert D. Caballero .... foley editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Marius Serban Cozma .... boom operator (as Cozma Marius-serban)
Ryotaro Harada .... sound mixer: Japan
Barbara Heller .... voice talent
Howard London .... adr mixer
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Shiho Miyazawa .... boom operator: Japan
Myron Nettinga .... sound re-recording mixer
Oliver Rotchell .... EPK sound recordist
Olivia Souder .... foley editor
Dragos Stanomir .... sound mixer
Mihailo Stevanovic .... utility sound technician
Steven Ticknor .... sound re-recording mixer
Josh Ward .... boom operator: UK
Stephen Webster .... ADR Mixer
Stephen Webster .... a.d.r. mixer
Gayle Wesley .... first assistant sound editor
Will Whale .... sound mixer: UK
 
Special Effects by
Javier Aliaga .... prosthetic make-up artist: Millennium FX
Amie Aspden .... hair and painting: Millennium FX
Jocelyn Bennett-Snewin .... workshop technician: Millennium FX
Michael Brooker .... workshop technician: Millennium FX
Kevin Campion .... sculptor: Millennium FX
Gayle Cooper .... hair and painting: Millennium FX
Sophie Crudgington .... assistant silicone runner: Millennium FX
Faye Da Costa .... mould maker: Millennium FX
Anthony Davies .... sculptor: Millennium FX
Paula Eden .... silicone painter: Millennium FX
Dave Felstead .... workshop technician: Millennium FX
Pete Fielding .... prosthetic effects technician: Millennium FX
Caroline Gladwin .... hair and painting: Millennium FX
Christopher Goodman .... concept artist: Millennium FX
Freya Hargreaves .... senior silicone technician: Millennium FX
Terri Hargreaves .... silicone runner: Millennium FX
Martina Hawkins .... prosthetic effects admin: Millennium FX
Ruth Kelly .... mould maker: Millennium FX
Morgan Kimber .... silicone technician: Millennium FX
Davide Losi .... sculptor: Millennium FX
Muhamed M'Barek .... special effects coordinator
Rhiannon Marshall .... senior mould maker: Millennium FX
Richard Martin .... sculptor: Millennium FX
Rob Mayor .... prosthetic designer: Millennium FX
Ruth Parry .... silicone technician: Millennium FX
Tim Quinton .... workshop technician: Millennium FX
Michael Rosati .... workshop technician: Millennium FX
Sharna Rothwell .... mould maker: Millennium FX
Lenny Sant .... hairwork: Millennium FX
Karen Spencer .... prosthetic effects producer: Millennium FX
Luisa Toledo .... assistant mould maker: Millennium FX
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup
Olivia Whitaker .... mould maker: Millennium FX
 
Visual Effects by
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Mike Bozulich .... compositor: The Resistance VFX
Stuart Cripps .... visual effects supervisor
Rif Dagher .... executive producer: Cgfluids
Thomas Furukawa .... visual effects artist
Richard Ivan Mann .... visual effects producer: The Resistance VFX
Adam McInnes .... visual effects supervisor: UK
Tarek Saleh .... digital roto/paint artist
 
Stunts
Milan Alavanja .... stunt rigging coordinator
Slavisa Ivanovic .... stunt coordinator
Nenad Ninic .... stunts
Marija Savic .... stunts
Nebojsa Simic .... stunt rigger
Nenad Todorovic .... Stunt double: Aiden
Ilija Vekic .... stunts
Miroslav Vuckovic .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Isao Asai .... best boy electric: Japan
Sead Bihorac .... key grip
Guido Cavaciuti .... camera trainee: UK
Mark Clayton .... gaffer: UK
Mark Clayton .... gaffer: uk
Adam Coles .... first assistant camera: UK
Ivan Colovic .... lamp operator
James Dittiger .... still photographer
Trifunovic Dragan .... aerial cinematographer
Jack Farrow .... electrician: UK
Kier Garnet .... digital imaging technician: UK
Scot Gill .... rigging electrician: UK
Srdjan Gojkovic .... gaffer
Yasuchika Gotou .... key grip: Japan
Ryan Gould .... rigging electrician: UK
Gen Ito .... assistant camera: Japan
Nikola Ivancevic .... lamp operator
Rado Ivancevic .... lamp operator
Yusuke Izumi .... electrician: Japan
Matt Jackman Smith .... electrician: UK
Geoff Johnson .... still photographer: Japan
Mark Johnson .... electrician: UK
Dragan Jovic .... best boy grip
Yuto Kanda .... electrician: Japan
Tak Kawabe .... gaffer: Japan
Nick Kenealy .... video assist: UK
Goran Kocic .... grip
Milos Kodemo .... camera operator: steadicam operator
Satoru Kubo .... electrician: Japan
Ivan Lekovic .... grip
Marko Lekovic .... dolly grip
Yuka Mashiro .... assistant camera: Japan
Hyuga Masuko .... electrician: Japan
Noriaki Matsumoto .... assistant camera: Japan
Milan Mihajlovic .... a camera: second ac
Lazar Milanovic .... grip
Yasushi Miyata .... first assistant camera: Japan
Yasuhiro Oote .... electrician: Japan
Sam Phillips .... key grip: UK
Jack Sands .... assistant camera: UK
Kenta Sasaki .... electrician: Japan
Justin Savage .... EPK cameraman
Nebojsa Slavujevic .... electrician
Saisuke Sugi .... grip: Japan
Takeshi Takahashi .... dit: Japan
Yusaku Tomono .... electrician: Japan
Veljko Vukasovic .... digital imaging technician
Shunsuke Zaitsu .... electrician: Japan
 
Casting Department
Aleksandar Adzic .... casting director: Serbia
Emma Gunnery .... casting associate
Sadami Hwang .... extras casting: Japan
Ko Iwagami .... casting director: Japan (as Kôichirô Iwagami)
Nenad Pavlovic .... casting director: Serbia
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luka Antonic .... costume department coordinator
Tony Crosbie .... wardrobe supervisor
Drena Drenic .... seamstress
Elizabeth Gonzalez .... wardrobe assistant: UK
Kristina Kostic .... assistant costume designer
Sanae Mikami .... wardrobe assistant: Japan
Milena Milenkovic .... assistant costume department coordinator
Lindsay Pugh .... costume designer: UK
Ivana Rajnvajn .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Matt Blackshear .... digital intermediate editor
Corinne Bogdanowicz .... digital intermediate colorist
Ben Cox .... first assistant editor
Filip Dedic .... assistant editor
Monique Eissing .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Danny Keefe .... digital intermediate assist
Uros Lasic .... assistant editor
Devon Meadows .... digital intermediate assist
Zara Park .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Jason Akers .... scoring assistant
Michael Baber .... music editor
Olivia Blissett .... scoring coordinator
Jonathan Chau .... tech scoring assistant
Sam Ewing .... scoring assistant
Jessica Rae Huber .... scoring manager
David Matics .... scoring assistant
Joanna Pane .... scoring assistant
Peter Rotter .... music coordinator
Ryan Sanchez .... additional recording engineer
Laurence Schwarz .... additional score engineer
Edward Trybek .... music consultant
Alan Umstead .... Orchestra Contractor / Concertmaster
Henri Wilkinson .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Tony Cooper .... driver: UK
Ashley James .... driver: UK
Dejan Juric .... driver
Naoyuki Kawaguchi .... driver: Japan
Yutaro Kazuno .... driver: Japan
Nenad Kokot .... picture car coordinator
Djordje Kolodzic .... transportation captain
Stefan Matic .... driver
Bojic Nikola .... driver
Slavko Novakovic .... transportation coordinator
Ed Shanley .... driver: UK
Tomosuke Suwa .... driver: Japan
Takamichi Wakikaido .... driver: Japan
Takao Watanabe .... driver: Japan
Goran Zivanovic .... driver
 
Other crew
Lauren Bello .... assistant: Mr. Goyer
Ana Biskupljanin .... production coordinator
Caroline Bowker .... script supervisor: UK
David Boyle .... production counsel
Leslie Cao .... production counsel
Nozomi de Lencquesaing .... production assistant: Japan (as Nozomi Orlando)
Danijela Djokanovic .... payroll accountant
Sandra Djurickovic .... financial controller: Serbia
Dennis Ginsig .... production assistant: Japan
Tahirah Gooden .... assistant: Ms. Metzger
Rama Gottumukkala .... assistant: Mr. Linde
Mitsutoshi Hamazaki .... location manager: Japan
Rika Higano .... production coordinator: Japan
Kae Ho .... production assistant: Japan
Sanja Ilic .... production accountant
Milos Jovanovic .... stand in: Taylor Kinney
Saeko Kawamura .... production accountant: Japan
Noemi Krapecz .... stand in: Natalie Dormer
Yoshi Kuremura .... assistant location manager: Japan
Marina Lesic .... script supervisor
Rick Lipton .... dialect coach
Natasa Milojevic .... production coordinator
Nemanja Milosavljevic .... extras coordinator
Jules Moore .... location manager: UK
Saki Murayama .... unit coordinator: Japan
Terry O'Neill .... insurance: UK
Deborah Odita .... production assistant: UK
Norihisa Ogawa .... production assistant: Japan
Tamara Pesic .... 2nd unit location manager
Rachel Beaconsfield Press .... production assistant: UK
Ceris Price .... unit publicist
Dasa Radmanovic .... assistant to cast
Brankica Ralic .... production secretary
Lara Sargent .... assistant accountant: UK
Hiro Sekine .... production assistant: Japan
Shruti Shah .... production accountant: UK
Akiko Shima .... adr voice
Kazuko Shingyoku .... script supervisor: Japan
Marko Stojanovic .... set medic
George Sweney .... financial controller
Andrijana Tomka .... assistant: Mr. Zada
Antonije Tosic .... production assistant
Matthew Warren .... completion bond: Film Finances
 
Thanks
Barbara Dreyfus .... the film makers wish to thank
Charlie Ferraro .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Brian Jeremy Kupetz .... the film makers wish to thank
Liz Warren-Zada .... the film makers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and images
Runtime:
93 min
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Trivia:
The name of the Japanese guide, Michi, fittingly translates as "path" in Japanese.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[last lines]
Aiden:See... there's nothing there.
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Movie Connections:
References Grave Halloween (2013) (TV)See more »
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50 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
The Forest (2016), 10 January 2016
Author: horcrux2007

Japan's Aokigahara "Suicide Forest" by itself is a creepy and gruesome place because of its reputation as one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world as well as its historic association with demons in Japanese mythology. Its inherently scary atmosphere is perfect for a good horror movie, but The Forest mostly squanders its promise by degrading it to a hot spot for cheap jump scares. The Forest stars Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer in a dual role as twins Jess and Sara. Jess has disappeared into the forest, and Sara travels to Japan to go into the forest to look for her, unaware of the demons that lurk in the forest. The film has a pretty interesting premise and could have worked if executed correctly. 2014's As Above, So Below took an intrinsically creepy setting, the Paris catacombs, and used an unsettling atmosphere and good scares to make one of the better horror films of that year. The Forest does not use its setting to its advantage. Any atmosphere created by the forest is frittered away by a dull jump scare. Despite all the loud noises and sudden shocks, the scares are just boring. That could have been helped by a good story, but once Sara actually reaches the forest, the plot just sort of stops. The last half of the movie is just her running through the forest while demons pop out from behind the trees. It's not until the end that the plot decides to move forward any more, but by the time the big twist happens, you don't really care. The Forest has a committed performance from Natalie Dormer and glimmers of an interesting movie but mostly wastes them on predictable jump scares and a bland story.

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