Hot on the heels of Howling Village, Shimizu Takashi is now working on the second in his “Villages of Dread” series, this time set in Aokigahara!
Jukaimura, or Suicide Forest Village as it’s being called in English, will release in 2021 and stars Yamada Anna and Yamaguchi Mayu. The tagline this time around is “Once you enter, you won’t leave alive.”
This movie is based on the myth that there’s a village inside Aokigahara made up of those who enter the forest to take their lives, but are ultimately unable to go through with it.
So far only the international posters have been released, which you can check out below:
It’s interesting to see that Howling Village apparently did so well that TOEI immediately commissioned another urban village film as a follow up. Whether it will be any better than the numerous Aokigahara films that have come before it however remains to be seen. In the meantime, there’s not much up on it but you can check out the official website here.