Focus Features is coming at us with a new trailer AND new artwork for The Forest.  The movie looks really damn good and promises to be high on the creepy scale.  They keep throwing around the hashtag #theforestisreal, and it actually is.  If you haven’t looked up Aokigahara Forest in Japan, do so at your own risk.  The images from this real “suicide forest” are the stuff of nightmares.  From the trailers we have been given for The Forest, director Jason Zada wants to embody the spirit of one of the darkest places on Earth.  Natalie Dormer(Game of Thrones) and Taylor Kinney(Zero Dark Thirty) star in what might be the next horror blockbuster.  The Forest comes to theaters January 8, 2016.

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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