Much has been said about new horror flick “The Forest” , and not all of it has been positive. Since the release of its trailer earlier this week, a lot of people voiced their concerns about the subject matter the movie, which follows a young American venturing into the Aokigahara forest in Japan to find her lost sister. The forest is a real place, known for its beautiful scenery and tragic history: yearly, hundreds of Japanese people enter the forest to commit suicide. Suicide is the second biggest cause of death in Japan, and mental health is still heavily stigmatized over there. There are worries about how the film will deal with this since it’s a phenomenon that’s still currently happening.
Aside from these observations, the trailer shows us many of the known horror movie clichés. The film was directed by Jason Zada, best known for the creation of “Elf Yourself” (which your relatives have probably shared on Facebook) and “Take This Lollipop”, the horror short film aimed to raise awareness about the sharing of personal information online. Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca penned the script. The film stars Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney.
The movie comes out on January 8th, 2016, and you can watch the trailer here. What do you think about the choice of this particular subject matter? Is it too heavy and current to be treated as entertainment?
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