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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

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)
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Storyline

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

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

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8 January 2016 (USA)  »

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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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The poster for the film features Natalie Dormer's face with the bottom half removed, and the dividing line forming a silhouette of treetops and dangling nooses. This bears a clear resemblance to an infamous image of the body of an actual suicide victim of the forest, a bald man found in such a decomposed state that his jaw had fallen off and strips of flesh were hanging from where it had been. The image is also replicated in the film, albeit in a slightly less grotesque form. See more »

Goofs

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

Michi: [from trailer]
Michi: Do not stay after dark.
Sara: I'm not leaving without my sister.
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Soundtracks

Pappayapa
Written by Andrea Monorchio and Gun Kawamura
Courtesy of Primrose Music
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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not that bad
20 January 2016 | by See 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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