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

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Jason Zada
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Cast

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

The majority of the story is set in and around the Aokigahara Forest, a forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan known as a popular destination for suicide. Sara Price (Natalie Dormer), an American woman, receives a phone call from the Japanese police telling her that they think her troubled twin sister Jess Price (also Dormer) is dead, as she was seen going into Aokigahara forest. Despite the concerns of her fiance, Rob, she journeys to Japan and arrives at the hotel where her sister was staying. At her hotel, Sara meets a reporter named Aiden. They drink together, and she tells him of her parents' death. In reality, her father killed her mother, then committed suicide, but she tells him they were killed by a drunk driver. Her sister saw the bodies, but she didn't look. Aiden invites her to go into the forest with him and a park guide, Michi, so she can look for her sister..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In Spain, the movie was released in 257 theaters. The film was only projected in dubbed version. See more »

Goofs

When Sara looks at the medicine bottle at Jess' room, it's labeled as Alprazolam 10 mg, prescribed to treat Anxiety. There are no alprazolam 10mg pills nor tablets. Available dosages are 0,25 mg, 0,5 mg, 1mg and 2mg. According to Vademecum, the maximum dosage of alprazolam to treat anxiety shouldn't be above 4mg/day. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jess: [running scared through a forest] Oh, God, Help me! Somebody help! Help me!
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Connections

Referenced in Rifftrax: Christmas Circus (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Todomachi
Written by Juan Zambrano
Courtesy of Sonic Quiver
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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User Reviews

Very enjoyable movie, great scares and great acting!
8 January 2016 | by jsmulikowSee all my reviews

this was a hit movie for me the best i've seen so far coming from the horror genre, the location in the movie is based on true facts and history in japan based on the forest. This movie had its scares and was very scary for some of the audience, also the environment was so vast and large and beautiful for such a dark and thrilling movie! The acting was very well done for the main actors and also had myself on the edge of my seat about the main characters sister even though they were searching for her. I highly recommend this movie for people who like dark thrilling horror films with a twist. I give this movie a 8 out of 10 it was short but enough time to keep the story from dragging.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Forest See more »

Filming Locations:

Tara National Forest, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,741,176, 10 January 2016

Gross USA:

$26,594,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,712,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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