Supernatural horror film “The Forest” by Jason Zada

Theatrical premiere: January 8, 2016 (United States)
Starring: Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney

The Forest

Director: Jason Zada
Screenwriters: Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketai
Running time: 95 minutes
Budget: $10 million


The story is set in the Aokigahara Forest, a forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan where people go to commit suicide. Sara Price (Natalie Dormer), a young American woman, arrives at the forest in search of her twin sister, who mysteriously disappeared. Despite warnings not to “stray from the path,” Sara enters the forest to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who now prey on unsuspecting victims.

“The Forest” Trailer

“The Forest” Cast in Stills

Natalie Dormer as Sara and Jess Price

Natalie Dormer in "The Forest"

Taylor Kinney as Aiden
Taylor Kinney in "The Forest"

Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Michi
Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Michi in "The Forest"

And also:

Eoin Macken as Rob
Stephanie Vogt as Valerie
Rina Takasaki as Hoshiko
Noriko Sakura as Mayumi
Yûho Yamashita as Sakura
James Owen as Peter

Film stills from “The Forest”

Film stills from "The Forest"

Lava Bear Films
Gramercy Pictures
Icon Film Distribution