From Takashi Shimizu, the visionary Director of The Grudge franchise, the supernatural horror film Suicide Forest Village will be releasing its curse On Demand & Digital March 1. Then the horror film will be available to stream exclusively on Screambox May 6. Pre-order the film now on Apple.
Inspired by the dreaded Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji known for its frequent suicides and hauntings, the film is anchored by an exceptional cast including Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), Yumi Adachi (Tokyo Vampire Hotel) and Asuka Kurosawa (Silence). When a group of friends come across a mysterious box, they unleash a curse that quickly spreads to those around them. The source of the box is the Jukai Village, where it is said that the land holds a grudge against trespassers and anyone that enters it, cannot escape alive.
Shimizu co-wrote the film with Daisuke Hosaka, who previously worked together on Howling Village and The Shock Labyrinth 3D. The film is produced by Muneyuki Kii, Harue Miyake, Chikako Nakabayashi and Daisuke Takahashi.
Synopsis: From the Director of The Grudge comes a terrifying, supernatural tale inspired by an infamous Japanese forest known for its frequent suicides and disappearances. A group of unsuspecting friends stumble upon a mysterious box and a curse begins to spread. To break the curse, the group must venture to the source of the box deep within the Jukai Forest. It’s said that the land holds a grudge against trespassers where once you enter, you have no hope of escaping with your life.