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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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Osamu Tanpopo ...
Homeless Man (as Tanpopo Osamu)
Yasuo Tobishima ...
Sushi Chef
Ibuki Kaneda ...
Mei (Schoolgirl)
Akiko Iwase ...
Head Teacher
Kikuo Ichikawa ...
Businessman
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Mayumi
Jozef Aoki ...
Visitor Center Morgue Man
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Sakura (as Yuho Yamashita)
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Aiden
Gen Seto ...
Narusawa Bartender
Terry Diab ...
Grandma
Nadja Mazalica ...
Sara / Jess (Age 6)
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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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Everyone comes here looking for a way out See more »


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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,741,176 (USA) (8 January 2016)

Gross:

$26,583,369 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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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, Grave Halloween (2013) and The Sea of Trees (2015), both released before The Forest. See more »

Goofs

During their first excursion into the forest with Sara, Aiden & Michi remove a decaying dead body hanging from a tree; as Michi cuts the rope, Aiden takes the body in a "Fireman's Carry" across his shoulders and lowers it to the ground.

The chances of this happening in real life are extremely unlikely. Even an inexperienced person like Aiden would know better than to make close, direct physical contact with a putrefying corpse, which is undoubtedly swarming with bacteria & insects- as well as leaking any number of bacteria laden bodily fluids- creating a highly unsanitary situation.

Furthermore- immediately after having the corpse directly across his shoulders- Aiden continues his hike in close proximity to his companions; not only does his light color T-Shirt show no sign of bodily fluids or rotting flesh, in real life the smell of the decaying body on Aiden's clothing & skin would be so overwhelming as to be unbearable, not only to him but to those around him (that's why those who work around crime scenes, dead bodies, etc., wear special disposable bio suits and sometimes must even dispose of their street clothing if it is saturated with the odor of decaying tissue- the smell is that bad). See more »

Quotes

Sara: I don't know if this forest made you psycho or you were always this crazy.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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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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A Psychological Thriller with No Psychological Thrill
11 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As arguably the world's biggest Natalie Dormer fan, I went into The Forest with the mind-state of what I imagine equates to that of a worrisome parent watching their freshman son go up against varsity football players--I knew the outcome wasn't going to be good, but hopefully it wouldn't be too brutal. Much to my chagrin, this film was the equivalent of a twice-held-back, twenty-year-old middle linebacker with an anger issue, repeatedly pummeling my sweet, sweet Queen Margery into the ground. The Forest is a horror movie with no horror, as well as a psychological thriller with no psychological thrill! If you're leaving the theater saying, "Well, at least it was better than Krampus," you should probably take solace in the fact that you caught the matinée showing and saved three bucks on the ticket...

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