A.K.A The Suicide Forest….

Posted: January 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                              Stardate: 90118.5 (Jan 18th, 2015)

Recently my girlfriend tag to me in Facebook about this horror movie she wanted to watch. At first glance, I notice that its about this girl running away from something in this forest. Where all seems so ghostly and such.

But upon further observation, I realized that its about this so-called “Suicide Forest” located in Japan. Its actually called Aokigahara Forest, located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji. Why its called the suicide forest cause of being a popular destination for the suicidal.

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The story involves where this Amercian lady received a phone call from the Japanese police, informed her that her troubled twin sister is presumed dead. And she was seen going into that forest. However she feels that she can sense her sister’s presence and believes that she is still alive, she journeys to Japan.

There, she met a reporter who happens to know her sister. Together with the local park guide, the 3 of them venture into a no-entry zone of the forest in-search of her twin.

During the journey, she encounters paranormal sightings within the dense of the jungle. Hearing voices. Hallucinations. She was been advised that she will see things that is not there. All in the mind, as the park guide had told her.

Will she survive the night? Will she be able to locate her sister? You just have to find out. No spoiler here. Hehe… =D

Now talking about the forest. Based on its history, the forest has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology, and it is a notoriously common suicide site. There’s even a sign at the head of the main trail, urges visitors to think of their families and contact a suicide prevention association.

That’s……far more than to be expected of…

It was reported that in 2003, about 105 bodies were found. Exceeding the previous record of 78 in 2002. Then in 2010, it was estimated that more than 200 people had attempted suicide in the forest. Only 54 had commit the act. Then in 2011, the most common means of suicide in the forest were either hanging or drug overdose. There’s also a saying that once you entered, you might never came out again. High possibly it could have a connection with the suicide case. Due to this terrifying incident, the forest was said to be reputedly haunted by the Yurei (angry spirits).

I notice that in the movie, they actually enter the no-entry zone. But on the other side was a trail. Could have been the actual trail, and maybe the safe zone.

So if you are thinking of entering the forest on your visit there, think again. But should you, do leave once it gets dark. And not to venture deep cause you will never know what you might expected. Stick close to the trail whenever possible. Or use plastic tape, or strings, ropes to mark your paths so as to avoid getting lost. As what it was done by the tourists visiting the forest.

As for the movie itself, I rate it an average of 5 out of 10. You know why once you see it. Still, its quite interesting to watch if you are not much of a horror movie type, but just prefer to see how its like.

“Remember, its all in the mind…”

=)

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