This month for our Midnight Society Movie Night, I will live-tweet The Forest.

Movie poster for the 2016 horror movie The Forest

Directed by Jason Zada, written by Ben Ketai, Nick Antosca, and Sarah Cornwell, The Forest, an American supernatural horror film, took the screen in 2016.

I didn’t see this in the theater, slightly worried I wouldn’t like it. Not received well, people didn’t have good things to say about the movie. Though when it appeared on DVD, I bought it. Not a favorite movie of some and maybe not my very favorite ever, I enjoyed it. Not incredibly scary, I liked the creepiness, the tone, and the images. The story of Sara Price’s desperate search for her twin sister, who was last seen heading into the Aokigahara Forest…known as the suicide forest, intrigued me.

Sara bravely enters the forest to find Jess, certain her sister lives.

But what finds Sara sends prickly tingles up my spine. A forest where people go to die. A forest where evil dwells. Can she find her sister? Is Jess alive.

Ages since I’ve watched, a bit of excitement buzzes to dive in for the fun.

What’s fascinating? Found at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the Aokigahara Forest is real. The writers built The Forest movie around the tales of the actual place, though not filmed there because the Japanese government doesn’t allow it. A mysterious woods where people have been known to go to end their lives. A strange place where shadows and silence rule, where compasses don’t work properly, where demons and ghosts roam.

Would you go? Would you venture inside the trees?

I would. Count me as one of those weird people who just want to see, to experience the dark beauty of a place of mystery and legend.

But since we can’t go right now…

Let’s watch a horror movie where creepiness inspired by reality fuels our imaginations.

Join me on Twitter at #MidnightSocietyMovieNight and #TheForestMovie for the live-tweet! Watch with me and jump in and tweet your thoughts. Grab your comfy clothes. Get a snack and turn the lights out. Press play at 9 EST on Friday, May 18th.

ENTER THE TREES WITH ME

 

For more about the movie…

The Forest (2016 film)- Wikipedia

For more about the Aokigahara Forest…

The Mysterious Suicide Forest of Japan

15 Eerie Things about Japan’s Suicide Forest