The Forest

Everyone comes here looking for a way out


The Forest
A young American woman goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to 'stay on the path,' she enters the legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, 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.

93 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Horror).
Detective/Mystery, Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken
Director
Jason Zada
ScreenplayNick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketai
MusicBear McCreary
CinematographyMattias Troelstrup
EditingJim Flynn
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byAl-Film, Lava Bear Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Latoya Newman quote iconFails to rustle up any scares...
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconSkrikmiddels in die flou riller het 'n kortstondige raklewe.
5
Cape Times
Justin Lowe quote iconIf you go down to the woods today ...
2
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote icon The real Aokigahara Forest might be a spooky and unsettling place, but the fictitious film that takes place inside it is anything but that.
7
Metacritic.com
30 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
112 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon: The Forest offers Natalie Dormer a few chances to showcase her range in a dual role, but they aren't enough to offset the fact that the movie's simply not all that scary.
2
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconGhost story has promising start but too many jump-scares.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
122 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
12277 users
8
Internet
12363 Netizens
10

Average .. 34%

7

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