Dormer plays Sara, an American woman who resolves to find her troubled sister, Jess, no matter what the cost. “When something happens to one of us, the other one can tell,” Sara explains in the trailer for the horror-thriller film. Based on the frightening visions Sara is experiencing, something is indeed happening to Jess — something violent and otherworldly.
She learns that sister has gone to the Aokigahara Forest located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, a place she’s told “lost people go to commit suicide.” (The so-called “suicide forest” exists in real life.)
Sara follows her sister’s trail despite many emphatic warnings not to enter the dangerous, corpse-laden and seemingly ghost-infested forest. She also strays off the path and stays past dark. You can see where this is going — spooky territory, complete with evil-looking twins out of “The Shining,” aggressive zombie-like creatures and, yes, blood.
Enter the world of “The Forest” when it hits theaters January 8, 2016.
Dormer will be next be seen in the final chapter of “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Mockingjay – Part 2,” opening November 20.