Ringu director Hideo Nakata is delving back into his onryo roots with an adaptation of El Torres and Gabriel Hernandez’ graphic novel, The Suicide Forest.
The legend of the Aokigahara forest (which lies just outside of Tokyo) says that those who have committed suicide in the massive wilderness are cursed to have their souls trapped within its very roots. An American ex-pat living in Tokyo must enlist the help of a forest ranger in Aokigahara to help free him from the clutches of an evil spirit haunting him from the Suicide Forest
We love Japanese horror at HCF and we cannot wait for Nakata to be back on form with an original tale, which may well spawn three more films as there are four graphic novels in The Suicide Forest series. Here’s hoping!