The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Trailer and NEW poster for THE FOREST

Honey Buzz ~ Trailer and NEW poster for THE FOREST

If you know me, and you should be now, you'll know that I'm a blind sucker for historical horror, foreign horror, and "based on a true story/thing" that is ACTUALLY a true story/thing. The Forest is one of those movies where I'm nervous about the subject mater, but also head over heels intrigued.

Creepy and poignant. 

In The Forest, Natalie Dormer (love you, girl) searches for her twin sister who disappeared in the forest. With the help of a guide (Lady Gaga's husband, yo!), they venture into the forbidden woods and as with most horror movies, totally ignore the super obvious warnings to stay on the path and to not go looking for what shouldn't be found. With the sensitive subject matter, it's probably safe to say right now that The Forest will be hitting some very close to home references and issues for many people. With some genuinely scary looking moments in the trailer, I think we're also in for more than a bit of a supernatural scare treat as well.

What's in the trailer: Quite a bit more exposition than I was expecting. Twins are creepy, we all know that, and they're also a popular starting point for a lot of horror films, which is cool, but is also a trope that gets real old, real fast. Some actors can pull of being themselves and a mirror image of themselves... we'll see if Dormer can do that here. We discover that Sarah's sister has gone missing, her identical twin sister - when something happens to one of them, the other one feels it... you know, twin stuff. There are a few jump scares, which I'm hoping aren't the entirety of them, and some really chilling imagery. Not to mention, whispers in the dark. Never a good sign. OH - and what will most likely be an unnecessary shower scene, set up for a scare that isn't actually a scare, it's an "LOL you snuck up on me while I was showering - don't do that, haven't you seen Psycho?" scare but set to ominous music for the trailer.
Posters like this make me happy.

Something hammered home by the trailer, is the ONE rule of the forest... Stay on the Path. As a former Girl Guide/Girl Scout, I'm a BIG supporter of the "stay on the path" rule - nothing good happens when you stray from the path. However, sometimes that's exactly what needs to happen.

The serious note: Aokigahara, known as the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees is a 35-square-kilometre forest lying at the north-west base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest has an association with demons in Japanese mythology, and is a common suicide site; a sign at the start of the main trail urges suicidal visitors to contact a suicide prevention association.

The Forest will have its premiere on January 8th, 2016 - and you KNOW I'll be paying attention.

Will YOU come out into the woods with me?

For those looking for a more in-depth look at the real story behind Aokigahara, please check out the video below.