The Forest parents guide

The Forest

A haunted wood.

Overall D+

This horror movie takes place in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, a supposedly haunted placed that inspires those who enter to have suicidal thoughts.

Release date January 8, 2016

Violence C-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B-
Substance Use B-

Why is The Forest rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Forest PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and images.

Run Time: 93 minutes

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The Forest
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Forest rated PG-13? The Forest is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing thematic content and images.

Violence: The core theme of this movie involves a real forest in Japan where it is common for people to take their own lives. This movie depicts the forest with many images of corpses hanging from trees, floating in a river or lying on the ground. There are many scenes of peril, some of which escalate into violence with blood effects. A character stabs another in the chest and we see blood ooze from the wound. Characters fight and attempt to overcome one another with a weapon. Scenes of dream and fantasy sequences depict ghoulish characters and nightmarish imagery.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: Infrequent use of scatological slang, mild profanity and terms of deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Social drinking in a bar.

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The Forest
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+ Horror
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Forest is directed by Jason Zada and stars Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Forest movie is April 12, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Forest
Release Date: 12 April 2016
The Forest releases to home video( Blu-ray, DVD and Digital) with the following bonus features:
- Exploring The Forest: Cast and filmmakers discuss their initial attraction to the project and the history behind the Aokigahara Forest; and dive into the characterizations, the visual effects, and the lore of the infamous Yurei in this behind-the-scenes featurette.
- Galleries
- Storyboards
- Feature Commentary with Director Jason Zada

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