A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest.
A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate. Don’t miss ’The Forest’ In Theaters – January 8, 2016!
“Your life is a precious gift from your parents. Please think about your parents, siblings and children. Don’t keep it to yourself. Talk about troubles.”
This is a sign when she enters the forest of Aokigahara Jukai, dense 14 –square – mile volcanic forest at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan Yamanashi Prefecture. Jukai means “Sea of Trees”, Jukai is known as Suicide Forest, the most popular suicide destination in Japan. (At least more than 200 bodies are found every year.) It’s a beautiful forest but very dangerous.
Deep in these quite woods, you can find tents, clothes, skeletons and even copies of Wataru Tsurumi’s controversial 1993 bestseller, The Complete Manual of Suicide, abandon near the camp site, which recommends Jukai as a good place to go out. (Along with two novels that depict “romantic” suicide pacts in these woods, Tsurumi’s book is one reason the forest continues to attract so many lost souls)
Recently, three months ago, a park geologist found a doll nailed upside – down on a tree – the sign curse, he said.
Indeed, the area has a reputation for being haunted by Yurei – unhappy, angry spirits with white clothes and long black hair. (Think about the ghost girl in The Ring) Some say their anguished howls are often heard between two and three a.m. – a time when it is too late, in more ways than one, to “talk about your troubles.”
Remember the movie is based and inspire by true events.
Is there a noose behind you?