We Got This Covered | 'The Forest' Review

We Got This Covered

As I watched The Forest, drawn in by Aokigahara’s natural horrors, I couldn’t help but feel a weird sense of déjà vu. A nostalgic sensation that called back to my October horror binge – oh right, because I DID see an almost identical story in Grave Halloween only a few months back. That’s not to say similar movies can’t coexist peacefully, and admittedly, The Forest is much better than that previous Syfy effort I just mentioned, but director Jason Zada’s new film is not without its own downfalls. In a wilderness full of danger and deception, it’s easy to find yourself hopelessly lost – just ask screenwriters Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell and Ben Ketai.

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