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A Truly Atmospheric Horror Experience

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Review of The Forest
by Natenstine
Posted on October 2nd, 2018
Positive 9
Overall Rating
 
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Story: 9

An Atmospheric Experience

'The Forest' Is not a typical Horror movie taking some of the best aspects of Horror without over playing them to create a well balanced and 'maddening' experience. You are given a good build into the story with plenty of background fill-in before the suspense even begins. There is such a twist to this story that it can make your head spin!
(read spoiler area *after* your first sitting to see if your on the right track)

Visuals: 9

Dark but Clear

Visuals are great in this movie, it has a 'Blare Witch' kind of feel at times but with out a amateur camera man running as part of the story. Every shot is clear well focused and always with meaning to each. You  have a clear view of the characters expressions and reactions at each stage of the story .

All the night scenes even though dark where still very clear allowing the viewer to see exactly the surrounding the character was in at all times. This gave the true feeling of the vastness of the forest even at night but its ever drawing claustrophobic prescience due to the darkness and what could lurk in it.

Sound: 9

A Chilling Experiences

The sound in this movie was built for pure atmosphere because... well the movie thrives of how well it provides that experience. You are often on the edge of your seat in pure suspense  or getting anxiousness even when nothing ends up been there or happening. By the end of your sitting with this movie your nerves are sure to be on edge and the sound is all to blame for this.

Character: 8

Fresh but room to play

You are given great back story and the beginnings of character development for the main character and her twin sister, but other characters a well and truly underplayed. All actors/actresses played their roles amazingly, it just missed more from the writers to truly unlock the potential some of the extra characters they just had laying there kind of aloft in the story. Trust me though, you still wont be disappointed.

Enjoyment: 10

Not your typical Horror

You are lobed on an atmospheric horror experience that will build slowly to the crescendo of chaos and madness that the story truly is. There are never straight answers and you can not even try to predict what happens next. There are heavy Asian horror influences (as expected been based in japan) but it does not sit solely in the single style of horror, but flutters between many to create a truly outstanding experience.

I highly enjoyed this invigorating and nail biting suspense filled experience and would recommend to anyone who has the patience for a story to unfold. This is no teeny horror that relies on cheap scares, gore and sex scenes to keep you interested. It is clean and pure at its core but expect a real fright and your nerves to be fried by the end!


------------- Spoiler below -------------

Are Jess and Sarah the same person?

Watch again and see how much you notice about this (there are many clues)

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