First Trailer for Horror Thriller 'The Forest' Starring Natalie Dormer
by Alex Billington
September 30, 2015
Stay on the path! Gramercy Pictures has debuted a trailer for the supernatural horror thriller The Forest, starring Natalie Dormer as a young woman who goes searching for her twin sister in the mysterious Aokigahara Forest in Japan. There is another film about this same forest in Japan, titled The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey from director Gus Van Sant, which tells a more dramatic tale. This is the more creepy, horrific one with ghosts and weird things happening to her. The cast includes Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken and Yukiyoshi Ozawa. I'm not so sure about this, seems a bit wacky to me. Give it a look below.
Here's the first official trailer for Jason Zada's The Forest, on MTV's YouTube (via The Playlist):
A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest in Japan. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and The Hunger Games), goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone's warnings to "stay on the path," Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate – only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who wanders into the forest. The Forest is directed by Jason Zada, from a screenplay by Sarah Cornwell, Nick Antosca, based on an idea by David S. Goyer. Gramercy Pictures will release The Forest in select theaters starting January 8th, 2016 - early next year. Anyone interested?
yet another example of an emerging actor / actress, with many many options before them, taking on downright strange movies that will inevitably result in their stardom fading before its time, its such a weird thing
davidshaw on Sep 30, 2015
It's my favorite genre besides science fiction so always interested but having doubts after watching this...
ari smulders on Sep 30, 2015
That suicide forest is an odd one to exploit, but well done Hollywood, well done.
Carpola on Sep 30, 2015
I can think only of parody of this. And I'd better not say what I think it should look like ...
shiboleth on Sep 30, 2015
I really wish Dormer would have chosen a better film than this paint-by-numbers schlock. When's that other "Suicide Forest" movie coming out? That's the one I want to watch!~
DAVIDPD on Sep 30, 2015
"Turn back, Sarah. turn back before it's too late." "I can't, don't you understand? I can't!" "What a pity."
Lar Rackell on Sep 30, 2015
I was actually reading about this forest a few months ago, which IS a real place. Obviously the ghosts/spirits, etc. aren't... but still a pretty neat idea for a movie. I hate the jump scare bullshit though, so I dunno.
Bibowski on Oct 2, 2015
As fucked up as it may sound, the forest is real. Thousands of people go there to end their lives. VICE even did a brief documentary on it and while filming, they managed to convince someone who was camping out in the forest to not commit suicide. But perhaps they only delayed the inevitable. On a different note, I think it's just shameless for how low the scumbags at Hollywood are willing to go to make a buck. Aokigahara (suicide forrest) should just be left alone. No one knows why people go there to kill themselves, but I think that is a question that's best left unanswered. For fuck's sake, in this day and age people still believe in ghosts and demons. Snap out of your paranoia.
ali3000 on Oct 3, 2015
Im really looking forward to this movie, along with that other suicide forest movie (the sea of trees) starring Matthew Mcconaughey. This forest is a strange and very spooky place. I actually hiked there last christmas, and it was a very memorable experience. I also climbed down into one of the underground forest caves and spent a few hours down there. This was without a doubt one of the most powerful places I have ever visited. Unfortunately the real forest looks a bit different then what we see here in the trailer (the tree roots are more shallow and they grow along with the ground. It almost looks as though the trees are walking around with their roots. It looks like this becuse the trees grow on old volcanic rocks from Fuji), but thats something I can live with becuse the movie seems interesting.
Sebastian Petersen on Oct 6, 2015
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