Yesterday we got a brief fifteen second tease of new horror The Forest, and now as promised MTV have released the full length trailer.
First up we get to see star Natalie Dormer in the shower, so that is an instant win, but the rest of the trailer actually looks really impressive. The film is set in the legendary Aokigahara forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives, so already the film has a chilling premise. The trailer really delivers on the horrors that could be conjured up here, and while most of it is cliche stuff, it still looks good.
Dormer looks great in the role of twin Sara who enters the forest looking for her lost sister, and the ghosts look impressive. There’s only so much you can do with this kind of story, but writer David S. Goyer appears to have kept the idea as safe as possible to please genre fans, and on the basis of this trailer he’s hit the spot.
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) stars in The Forest, a supernatural thriller based on an idea by David S. Goyer. The Forest is themed around the Japanese suicide forest called the Aokigahara forest. Jason Zada directs. Sarah Cornwell rewrote the original script by Goyer. The cast also includes Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken, and Yukiyoshi Ozawa.
A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate – only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who wanders into the forest.