Entertainment Weekly | 'The Forest' Review

Entertainment Weekly

What is it about Japan’s Aokigahara Forest that both tempts filmmakers and yet stubbornly resists becoming a good movie? Jason Zada’s The Forest is the second film in as many years about the woods at the base of Mt. Fuji, where dozens of people go to commit suicide each year. Last year’s attempt, Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees, got booed into oblivion at Cannes, and The Forest also fails to produce compelling horror out of the so-called “suicide forest.”

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