Upcoming Horror Film 'The Forest' Features Real-Life Suicide Spot

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Anticipated to be one of the scariest films to hit theaters in 2016, The Forest proves, once again, that truth is often more bizarre and frightening than fiction.

The story takes place in Aokigahara, an actual forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan where people go to end their lives. In fact, this forest is the second most popular suicide destination after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The site has been the source of many legends and ghost stories, and has already appeared in 3 films and a number of literary works.  

Aokigahara, 2012

Aokigahara, 2012

Natalie Dorner (of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games) stars as protagonist Sara, a young American woman desperately in search of her beloved twin sister who has mysteriously disappeared. Her journey takes her to Japan, where expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”) agrees to help her in her search. They enter Aokigahara having been well warned about the potential dangers of straying from the path. However, as one might expect from a movie of this genre, Sara's determination does take her away from the path, deep into a forest wrought with malevolent, tormented souls. Will Sara find her sister? Or will the restless spirits plunge her into darkness and keep her amongst the trees forever?

The Forest hits theaters January 8th, 2016. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think! 

See you in the theaters! 

Author: Nate Morgan