Sadness lasts forever in the teaser for The Forest of Lost Souls

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

A teaser trailer and poster have arrived online for THE FOREST OF LOST SOULS (a.k.a. A FLORESTA DAS ALMAS PERDIDAS), the directorial debut of José Pedro Lopes. Shot in black and white in Spain and Portugal, THE FOREST OF LOST SOULS is described as a matryoska doll of a movie, a '70s style slasher horror story inside of a coming-of-age drama.


The Forest of the Lost Souls is a dense and remote forest, Portugal’s most popular place for suicide. In a summer morning, two strangers meet within the woods.

Ricardo (Jorge Mota) is a sad old man, who gave up on life when his older daughter, Irene (Lilia Lopes), took her life in a romantic pact gone wrong in the glacier lake that rests hidden deep in the forest.

Carolina (Daniela Love) is an eccentric, unstable young girl who finds all things related to death are fun.

As bumping into each other puts them off killing themselves, they decide to go for a walk to discover The Forest of the Lost Souls and see what they will find. As they walk deeper into the woods, they get to know each other and become friends: but one of them is not being honest, one of them is a dark and horrible person.

The set-up sounds very interesting to me, and while the teaser trailer doesn't give you much at all to go on, it does feature some beautiful black and white cinematography.

THE FOREST OF LOST SOULS is expected to be released sometime in early 2016, and is definitely a film I will be keeping an eye on.

Source: HorrorNews, B-D

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