The Forest Releases Media

The Forest, is the upcoming horror thriller directed by Jason Zada and written by Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, and Ben Ketai. The film stars: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken, and Rina Takasaki. “The Forest” mirrors the Japanese/Asian horror film genre very closely.

Focus Features  released a motion poster which can be viewed here: motion In an effort to entice viewership. In addition, several new movie still were also made available to the public.

The eye candy as nice as it appears my not assist in garnering a box office draw. Firstly, the film will release on the 8th of January 2016  via Gramercy Pictures. Apparently the movie studio doesn’t stand by the film, and is releasing it on the worst month of the year. January is notoriously reserved for film that are most likely not to succeed. Secondly, “The Forest”  offers nothing in originality in concept. Horror enthusiasts can easily make parallels with “The Forest” to many previously released features in the land of the rising sun.


The synopsis to the film, “The Forest” is as follows:

Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.”

Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.



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