26 Oct '15, 11am

New films shed light on Japan’s infamous ‘Suicide Forest’

Aokigahara is a large, 14 square mile expanse of forest in the Koshinetsu region at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. It is beautiful, dense and tangled - it’s sometimes called the ‘sea of trees’ - and boasts ice caverns hidden in its volcanic rock. But it has become known for a much more dark and tragic reason – it’s also been called ‘the suicide forest’, a place where up to 1988, around 100 suicides would occur each year. A new movie, starring 'Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, has now been unveiled called 'The Forest’, a horror thriller which finds Dormer searching for her twin sister who has gone missing in Aokigahara. In doing so, she is confronted by angry spirits of the dead. Watch the trailer below. As horror movie material goes, it’s a macabre gift to its writer David S. Goyer, who penned Christopher Nolan’s 'Batman’ movies, largely because of the dark folklore whic...

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