The Aokigahara Forest (青木ヶ原, also known as the Suicide Forest or the Sea of Trees) is the perfect setting for the upcoming horror film The Forest, and right now we have several new stills to share with you.
Starring Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones,” The Hunger Games), Taylor Kinney (“Chicago Fire”), Eoin Macken (The Night Shift), and Yukiyoshi Ozawa, director Jason Zada’s The Forest hits theaters nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on January 8th.
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), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney), 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.