The Forest, directed by newcomer Jason Zada, seems like a great place to stage a psychological horror film. A real-life, creepy forest in Japan that is notorious as a place for people to commit suicide? And not only that, one of my favorite actresses, Natalie Dormer, is finally getting a lead role in a film? Sign me up... well, sign me up to watch a horror movie set there, not go there myself. But unfortunately, the film doesn't take advantage of its awesome premise or lead actress, and instead languishes as your typical, below average January release.