Focus Features is looking to start 2016 off with a bang. On January 8th, the company will be unleashing THE FOREST on theaters across the nation. You know, the one that takes place in “The Suicide Forest” and looks creepy AF. We’ve been keeping you guys up to date with the latest happenings for several weeks, but now we have something to share that takes the excitement to a whole other level. Seriously… this might be the coolest giveaway that the genre has ever seen.

Starting now, at this very second, you can enter yourself into a drawing to send you and a friend to JAPAN (where THE FOREST takes place). It includes round trip airfare, four consecutive nights’ hotel accommodations, and R/T ground transfers between Tokyo airport and Hotel. This is a big deal, and it’s super easy to enter. You can do any of the following to get yourself entered:

  1. Follow @TheForestIsReal on Instagram AND Re-post the contest image found on their account. That’ll get you ONE entry to win.
  2. Follow @TheForestIsReal on Twitter AND Re-tweet the contest image found on their account. If you do Instagram AND Twitter – you get TWO entries.
*Note –  all posts and tweets must be made public in order for entry in the Sweepstakes to take place and be eligible for the random drawing detailed below. THERE IS A LIMIT OF TWO (2) ENTRIES PER PERSON REGARDLESS OF THE METHODS OF ENTRY.

That’s it – we’ll go ahead and make it easy for you by embedding the relevant Tweet and Instagram posts right here:



That’s it! Based off of the traffic and social media interaction we’ve been seeing on posts regarding THE FOREST, we have a feeling many of you will be interested in taking an impromptu trip to Japan. Unfortunately for our international friends, this contest is open to U.S. residents only. We’ll try to do something special for you guys in the coming weeks.

Don’t use social media? That’s fine. You can enter the contest by mail by: On a postcard, hand print your actual first and last name and residential address (as they appear on your driver’s license or governmental identification) (no P.O. boxes), daytime telephone number, email address and date of birth and mail to “Face The Forest Sweepstakes”, P.O. Box 6041, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413.  Entry must be legible and completed in full to be valid. Machine duplicated or reproduced entries will not be accepted. Only one (1) individual’s name may be on each entry. By submitting the entry as detailed herein, you will receive two (2) mail-in entries (each a “Mail-In Entry”).  Not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, misdirected, illegible, postage-due mail or human or other error that may occur in the receipt or processing of Mail-In Entries.  All Mail-In Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Entries must be postmarked by 1/11/16 and received by 1/15/16.

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.

FOREST one sheet