Takashi Shimizu, the director of The Grudge, both the original and the US remake, as well as Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howling Village and a host of other films has a new release hitting the US next month. Inspired by the legends Aokigahara Forest, known for its frequent suicides and disappearances. You can check out the press release, a couple of stills and a trailer below.
From the Terrifying Mastermind of The Grudge. Suicide Forest Village. Releases March 1st On-Demand & Digital; Streaming on Screambox May 6
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 on March 1. Then the horror film will be available to stream exclusively on Screambox on 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.