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The Forest (2016)

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The Forest is a movie starring Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, and Stephanie Vogt. A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sara / Jess Price
... Rob
... Valerie
Osamu Tanpopo ... Homeless Man (as Tanpopo Osamu)
Yasuo Tobishima ... Sushi Chef
Ibuki Kaneda ... Mei (Schoolgirl)
Akiko Iwase ... Head Teacher
Kikuo Ichikawa ... Businessman
... Mayumi
Jozef Aoki ... Visitor Center Morgue Man
... Sakura (as Yuho Yamashita)
... Aiden
Gen Seto ... Narusawa Bartender
Terry Diab ... Grandma
Nadja Mazalica ... Sara / Jess (Age 6)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Where fear grows. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El bosque siniestro  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,741,176, 10 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,583,369, 13 March 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,687,600, 22 February 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aokigahara, known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees, is a 35-square-kilometre forest lying at the north-west base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest has an association with demons in Japanese mythology, and is a common suicide site; a sign at the start of the main trail urges suicidal visitors to contact a suicide prevention association. There have been two recent movies inspired by this premise, Shawn4Ever (2012) and The Sea of Trees (2015), both released before The Forest. See more »


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 »


Michi: [from trailer]
Michi: Do not stay after dark.
Sara: I'm not leaving without my sister.
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References Grave Halloween (2013) See more »


Written by Tom Hillock
Courtesy of Montmorency Records
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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Was that a horror?
20 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have to say going to this movie i thought it could be enjoyable horror movie.Man was i wrong.This movie is awful and i'm going to tell you why. So the main actress you are supposed to be voting for and be with her on this journey,yeah,she's awful.The only thing she does is ask stupid questions every two minutes and being totally dumb.I honestly hated Natalia Dormer's performance,she is just not good in any way.On the other hand i thought Taylor Kinney was OK because he is charismatic and likable and that's about the only positive thing about this movie. There are some jump scares and they didn't do they'r job at all.I never jump scared and i was never even scared,and i am a person that gets scared very easily.Overall this movie has nothing to offer and it's just a blank void in the wait for The conjuring 2.

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