“You can’t see the forest for the trees and you can’t smell your own shit on your knees”
The Forest smells like shit. Yes, Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney are amazingly attractive. Yes, Japanese suicide forests are scary. So why can’t the two combined make a better movie? I don’t know but you can hear us hash it out in this episode!
The movie’s based on the Aokigahara Forest, at the foot of Mount Fuji, and it truly is a thing of beauty and horror.
You’d probably get more creeped out by checking out the actual place, so don’t rely on this kind of tired J-horror movie to get your ghost. It is a largely unsuccessful attempt to rekindle the Americanized J-Horror we relished from the mid-oughts, like The Ring and The Grudge.