‘The Forest’ Scares Way Home April 12
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of this supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara faces the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them, plunging her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself. Vitals: Director: Jason Zada. Stars: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 95 min., Horror/Suspense, Box office gross: $26.588 million, Universal. Extras: “Exploring the Forest” behind-the-scenes featurette, galleries, storyboards, commentary with director Jason Zada.