MTV released a trailer for the upcoming haunted woods movie, The Forest. It stars Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer as a woman whose identical twin has gone missing in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest. It is said people go there specifically to die, with abandoned cars in its parking lots and rangers clearing long forgotten camp sits. The forest exists in real life, which makes it a great setting for a horror movie. Take a look and see if you want to take the trip into its cinematic environs.
That’s … got a Grudge-y vibe to it and Dormer is always wonderful, but I’m not sure if a ghost story is necessarily the right thing for this setting. A cult? Maybe. A lone sicko preying on the suicidal? Perhaps. Of course, it could all be in her head. Those ready to take the path will find out when The Forest arrives in theaters January 8th, 2016.