The Forest Movie

The Forest movie poster

A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Who's Involved:

David S. Goyer, Nick Antosca, Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Ben Ketai, Eoin Macken, Sarah Cornwell, Stephanie Vogt, Jason Zada, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Rina Takasaki, Nellie Reed

Release Date:

Friday, January 8, 2016 (Nationwide)

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Runtime: 1 hr, 35 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives, The Forest tells the story of a young American woman in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone's warnings not to "stray from the path," Sara dares to enter 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 anyone who crosses their paths.

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Who stars in The Forest: Cast List

... Sara

"W.E." , "Rush"  

... Aiden

"The Other Woman" , "Here and Now"  

... Michi


... Rob

"Till Death" , "Close"  

... Hoshiko


... Valerie

"Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"  

Who's making The Forest: Crew List

A look at the The Forest behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Ben Ketai last wrote The Strangers: Prey at Night and 30 Days of Night: Dark Days.


Jason Zada


David S. Goyer
Nellie Reed

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Production: What we know about The Forest?

Key Facts

  1. Based on an original idea by screenwriter David S. Goyer.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2015: The film was in Production status.
  4. May 2014: The film was in Development status.

The Forest Release Date: When was the film released?

The Forest was released in 2016 on Friday, January 8, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Revenant, Diablo and The Masked Saint.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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