Our SXSW round up continues! In addition to some huge horror debuts (Hereditary, A Quiet Place, and Ghost Stories to name a few), the SXSW midnighters slate boasts an impressive roster of World Premieres of some exciting new genre releases. Whether or not you’ll be attending the festival, kicking off this weekend in Austin, Texas-  we here at Nightmare on Film Street have been keeping you up-to-date on all of the standouts from this year’s fest.

Today, we’re heading down the rabbit hole, with hallucinogenic horror The Ranger.

The Ranger Synopsis:

When Chelsea and her friends get in trouble with the cops, they flee the city and go on the run. Fueled by a hallucinogenic drug called Echo, they hope to lay low-and get high-in an old family hideout in the woods. But Chelsea’s got reservations about going back to nature and secrets she’s not sharing with her friends. When a shot rings out, her past comes crashing back, and the punks find themselves pitted against the local authority- an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.

The Ranger stars Chloe Levine (The OA), Granit Lahu (The Sinner), Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler (The Good Fight), Amanda Grace Benitez (All Cheerleaders Die), Jeremy Holm (Mr. Robot), Larry Fessenden (Psychopaths)


The Ranger is directed by Jenn Wexler in her feature debut. The film is produced by Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Ashleigh Snead, Heather Buckley, and Jenn Wexler. Darryl Gariglio, Giles Daoust, Catherine Dumonceaux executive produce.


The Ranger will premiere Monday, March 12th at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. The film will hold additional screenings on the 13th and 15th. For festival passes and tickets to the film, head to film’s page on the SXSW website.

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