The Forest

This soundtrack features composer Bear McCreary’s original score for The Forest, a supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest, a real life Suicide Forest, where Sara (Natalie Dormer) journeys in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to stay on the path, Sara enters the forest to discover her sister’s fate.

The soundtrack was inspired by and meant to set a tone that evokes the classic horror and thriller films of the 1970’s. The story draws heavily from Japanese folklore, and McCreary’s score reflects this through the use of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a Japanese children’s choir.

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The Forest

FORPOSTER

When I first heard of Japan’s infamous Aokigahara Forest, nicknamed “The Suicide Forest,” I was immediately fascinated by this terrifying place that is inexplicably the site of numerous suicides each year. David S. Goyer told me he was producing a new theatrical film set in this haunting location, and I was thrilled he asked me to compose its original score. The film opens nationwide tomorrow.

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More of a psychological thriller than a horror film, The Forest tells the story of a young American woman named Sara (Natalie Dormer, in a powerful performance) who ventures in Aokigahara Forest in search of her missing twin sister, Jess.  (more…)

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