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Grave Halloween (2013)

Suicide forest is just a name - isn't it? Miko intends to find out, even if it means uncovering the sad truth about her mothers suicide.

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Cast overview:
Kaitlyn Leeb ... Maiko
Cassi Thomson ... Amber
Graham Wardle ... Kyle
Dejan Loyola ... Terry
Jeffrey Ballard ... Craig (as Jeff C. Ballard)
Hiro Kanagawa ... Jin
Jesse Wheeler Jesse Wheeler ... Brody
Tom Stevens ... Skylar
Kevan Ohtsji ... Policeman
Hyuma Frankowski Hyuma Frankowski ... Junior Policeman
Maiko Miyauchi ... Maiko's Mother
Luna Kurokawa Luna Kurokawa ... Maiko's Sister
Isabelle Beech Isabelle Beech ... Young Maiko
Yukari Komatsu ... Bracelet Woman
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In Japan, the college student Maiko grieves the loss of her mother, who committed suicide two weeks ago in the notorious "suicide forest". Maiko is seeking out her body and her friends Amber and Terry decide to make a documentary about her quest as school project. Terry invites his friend Kyle to shoot their documentary and they head to the forest. On the arrival, they meet the lonely hiker Jin, who asks them to leave the dead in peace and go away and stays with them. However they decide to search the spot and soon their college mates Skylar, Brody and Craig play a prank on them. While returning to their car, the trio finds a dead body and Skyler steals a Rolex from his wrist. When Jin finds what they have done, he advises that they are doomed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No one survives in the suicide forest

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Horror

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and grisly images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Suicide Forest See more »

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The suicide forest actually exists in Japan. In Japanese, it is called Aokigahara, and is at the bottom of Mount Fuji. The forest range covers around 14 square miles. Once you enter the forest, it's completely silent - no sounds of birds singing or animals rustling around. The number of suicides taking place there has increased yearly, and the Japanese government has placed signs around the perimeter of the forest, in Japanese and in English, urging people to stay away. There is a government department with the sole assignment of periodically going into the forest to remove as many bodies as possible. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, a police officer puts Maiko into a patrol car that has the engine running as there is exhaust smoke coming out of the tail pipe. But when he gets in the car to drive away, you hear the sound of the engine being started before he drives away. No reason to start the engine when it is already running. Poor sound editing. See more »

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[repeated line]
Jin: Sometimes you get lost in the forest... sometimes the forest loses you
Jin: You stole my watch now I steal your soul
[holds up a noose]
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References The Forest (2011) See more »

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Feels fake
1 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

GRAVE HALLOWEEN has an EXCELLENT setting: the real life Aokigahara Forest in Japan, also known as the Sea of Trees or the Suicide Forest. It's a place at the foot of Mount Fuji where people commonly go to kill themselves, a bit like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A shame, then, that this low budget ghost flick was filmed in a Canadian wood instead; despite the attempts at authenticity this is a film that feels fake throughout (a Japanese university entirely inhabited by westerners doesn't help).

In any case, the story turns out to be a disappointment as well. A teenage girl and her buddies travel into the forest to discover the site of her mother's suicide, only to find themselves picked off messily one by one by a vengeful spirit. Yes, it's the usual long-haired Japanese ghost nonsense again, except it lacks any kind of thrills whatsoever in this Canadian TV movie. You have the SyFy Channel to thank for that.

The script is derivative, the dialogue a disappointment. The mangled childhood tragedy, revealed through poorly-edited flashbacks, is a non-starter, and there isn't a single member of the cast to get interested in either. The mildly Asian-looking American actress in the lead role, Kaitlyn Leeb, is best known for playing the three-breasted woman in the TOTAL RECALL remake, so that gives you some idea of her acting ability...


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