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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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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 Jozef Aoki ... Visitor Center Morgue Man
Yûho Yamashita ... Sakura (as Yuho Yamashita)
Taylor Kinney ... Aiden
Gen Seto ... Narusawa Bartender
Terry Diab 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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Do not leave the path. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El bosque siniestro 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,583,369, 13 March 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,687,600, 22 February 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Sara: [from trailer]
Sara: My sister Jess and I, we are identical twins. Once something happens to the one of us, the other one could tell. It's hard to explain, but I can just feel it. She's in trouble, and she needs me.
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Soundtracks

Tokyo Rocks
Written by Jimmy Kaleth (as James Kaleth), Bob Mitchell and Jez Pike
Courtesy of Sonic Quiver
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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not that bad
20 January 2016 | by parrisjimSee all my reviews

As far as horror movies goes this one is not bad..The theme of the suicide forest is intriguing.The stranger in a strange land them works well here.the film avoids most of the horror clichés.

It has plenty of creepy moments and you'll jump a few times.The production is high and Natalie Dormer gives a good twist on the scream queen ..Her character is not dumb repeating cliché lines and behavior..The questions that run though your head her character answers.The film has a dark ending and is not fairy tale at all..I don't understand why its so poorly rated its not that bad...its a good scary movie.....


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