The Forest Review (2016)

 

The Story

The story is about main character named Sarah. Apparently her twin sister got lost in The Forest in Japan and she feels that she is still alive. So she travels to Japan to look for her. The story is about Sarah searching for her twin sister in The Forest but this isn’t a normal forest.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

I like the idea of haunted forest. It’s creepy. Apparently, haunted forest is real deal in Japan. It’s also called Aokigahara aka the Suicide Forest. This forest is reputedly haunted by the yūrei (angry spirits) of those left to die.

The idea of haunted forest is great concept for horror movie.  There are so many direction the movie can go. But this movie didn’t really take advantage of this great opportunity.  It just become not so original and very typical horror movie.  The main character goes to the forest to look for her sister despite the local who tells her not to do it.  She gets lost and weird things starts to happen.  It appears to be building up for surprise ending.  But instead the movie just ends.  It is very anti-climatic. It’s just lost all the steams.

Acting and Directing

Although the movie is pretty disappointing, the acting is pretty descent.  The main casts include Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, and Stephanie Vogt.

The movie is directed by fair new director Jason Zada.  Jason is credit for writing The Houses October Built.

In the Nutshell

This movie has so much potential, I feel like it felt short. I give 2 out of 5 stars.

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Genre: Paranormal

Rotten Tomato Rating: 10% / 22%

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