The Forest

Stale horror film set in the Aokigahara Forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji, which has a reputation as a suicide lure, as its excuse to produce deadly wraiths who urge an American girl (Natalie Dormer) to "join" them while she searches for her lost sister. The story line doesn't endorse suicide, but rather, is an excuse for director Jason Zada, and screenwriters Nick Antosca, Sara Cornwell and Ben Ketai to bedeck the forest with corpses.

Watch out for: References to suicide, bloody physical violence and fleeting crude language and profanities.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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