Fresh off its festival run is the gutterpunk slasher from Jenn Wexler THE RANGER is set to hit theaters. It will make its premiere in theaters in New York and LA later this month. The story follows a group of punks holed up in a cabin in the woods. Only to get chased by a crazy forest ranger. Look for THE RANGER in NYC on August 17th followed up by a LA premiere on September 7th courtesy of Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment. Check out the teaser and be on the lookout for more release dates soon!
After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea (Chloe Levine, THE TRANSFIGURATION) and her pals flee the city in search of a place to lay low. Running to the security of Chelsea’s old, abandoned family cabin in the woods, they fall under the watchful eye of an overzealous park ranger (Jeremy Holm, HOUSE OF CARDS) who holds a secret from Chelsea’s past. Set to the beat of a killer punk soundtrack (FANG, The Avengers, The Grim, Rotten UK and more) and presented in eye-popping neon colors, Jenn Wexler’s debut offers a modern take on survivalist horror that both celebrates and subverts the genre’s tropes—with equal parts humor, glitter and gore.
THE RANGER is the directorial debut from Jenn Wexler, producer of Ana Asensio’s 2017 SXSW Competition Winner MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, Robert Mockler’s LIKE ME (2017), and Mickey Keating’s PSYCHOPATHS (2017) & DARLING (2016). THE RANGER world premiered at SXSW 2018, was in official selection for the innagural What The Fest!?, recently played the Fantasia International Film Festival, and is set to open London’s FrightFest.
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The film is co-written by Giaco Furino and Wexler, who also produced along with horror veteran Larry Fessenden, Heather Buckley, Ashleigh Snead, and Andrew van den Houten. THE RANGER is produced by Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment.