The Forest Reviews

December 7, 2018
It has ghosts, it has atmosphere, it's well-acted and scary. Yes, it tries too hard in some respects, but it's a respectable effort, and it works well enough to be worth watching.
March 13, 2017
The Forest [is] a decent horror movie that offers plenty of shriek-worthy moments. But its more interesting aspects are the repressed guilt and sorrow at its core.
May 9, 2016
A movie that had a lot of potential... and they wasted it all! [Full review in Spanish]
March 10, 2016
Although the movie's hardly destined to figure on anyone's 'top ten horror movies' list, it's guaranteed to provide a few thrills and spills for the ninety-odd minutes you spend in its company in the multiplex.
January 19, 2016
Jason Zada's narrative feature debut stays in the safe zone but is a good ride.
January 14, 2016
"The Forest" delivers as a healthy dose of psychological cinematic terror and an impressive first feature directing effort.
January 8, 2016
Some of the jolts are pretty good, and the movie doesn't cheat with its big revelations.
January 8, 2016
A good setting can do wonders for a genre film, and director Jason Zada has landed a beaut here.
January 8, 2016
If you like J-horror, you're going to like this nifty, little Japan-set hybrid. The talented and appealing Dormer plays American twins.
January 8, 2016
Natalie Dormer is fiercely intelligent enough to make you think she's not just another dumb horror movie protagonist.
January 8, 2016
The frightening-enough feature has something for everyone: outdoorsy suspense in an exotic location, strange Japanese schoolgirls and beautiful things to gaze upon.
January 8, 2016
The Forest is an incredibly well-made effort from first time feature filmmaker Jason Zada and features strong performances from both Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney.
January 7, 2016
Dormer is sympathetic enough in her double scream-queen roles, and Zada shows an occasional aptitude for generating suspense through framing, music and sound design, even if the beats he hits are often tediously familiar.
January 7, 2016
A decently executed creeper built around a convincing performance by Natalie Dormer.