Forest of Death (film)

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Forest of Death
Forest of Death film poster.jpg
Hong Kong theatrical poster
Traditional 森冤
Simplified 森冤
Mandarin Sēn Yuān
Cantonese Sum1 Jyun1
Directed by Danny Pang
Produced by Pang brothers
Alvin Lam
Cheung Hong-tat
Written by Cub Chin
Danny Pang
Starring Shu Qi
Ekin Cheng
Music by Payont Permsith
Cinematography Choochart Nantitanyatada
Edited by Curran Pang
Universe Entertainment
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Magic Heart Film Production
Distributed by Universe Films
Release date
22 March 2007 (2007-03-22)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Forest of Death is a 2007 Hong Kong horror film directed, co-produced and co-written by Danny Pang, starring Shu Qi and Ekin Cheng.


Police detective Ha Chun-chi (Shu Qi) is investigating a rape and murder that took place in a mysterious forest that has also been the scene of many suicides. The main suspect in the murder case is Patrick Wong (Lawrence Chou), but he denies committing the crime.

Ha's investigation leads her to botanist Shum Shu-hoi (Ekin Cheng), who has been experimenting with plants from the forest. Shum's girlfriend, May (Rain Li), feigns interest in the forest to gain information for a tabloid television show she works for.

Shum's experiments reveal that the plants can act as witnesses in the murder case, and sets up a re-enactment of the crime in the forest, where the plants will act as lie detectors.


  • Shu Qi as Detective Ha Chun-chi
  • Ekin Cheng as Shum Shu-hoi
  • Rain Li as May
  • Lau Siu-ming as Mr. Tin, the forest ranger
  • Lam Suet as Commissioner Wong
  • Tommy Yuen as Shu-hoi's assistant
  • Lawrence Chou as Patrick Wong
  • Cub Chin as Producer


Forest of Death was released on Region 3 DVD in Hong Kong by Universe Laser on 10 May 2007. It also screened out of competition at the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival.

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