Deep in stark woodland at the base of Mount Fuji, restless whispers echo as the light fades on a mid-winter afternoon. Here, amongst a maze of roots, a lone figure takes her life, binding her body to the branches and her spirit to the undergrowth.
Years later, Miko and her college friends head into Suicide Forest. Miko yearns to abide a Halloween ritual steeped in demonic tradition which will release her mother’s trapped soul. Filming their journey amongst the shadows, strange things start to happen; angry murmurs and sightings of ghosts warn there are those who do not want them there.
Suddenly, the path to life is barricaded by the dead who have nothing to lose…
To celebrate Grave Halloween being released in the UK on DVD TODAY (27 October) by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, we’ve decided to explore other iconic woodland horror films.
1. The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project follows three film students who go into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the legend of the Blair Witch however leave only their footage.
2. Cabin in the Woods
A much more recent woodland horror from Avengers supremo Joss Whedon and starring Chris Hemsworth, Cabin in the Woods documents five teenagers that go for a break in a woodland cabin. When strange occurrences happen, they must discover the truth behind the cabin.
3. Eden Lake
Another horror based on young people with a headline grabbing cast (including Michael Fassbender, Thomas Turgoose and Jack O’Connel), Eden Lake focuses on a young couple who confront a group of teens after they refuse to let anything ruin their romantic getaway. However, the results are disastrous.