After making a big splash on the festival circuit, punk rock slasher The Ranger is coming to theaters in New York and Los Angeles! Celebrate the occasion with a shiny new clip full of candy-colored hair, boom boxes…and doom. The gloriously unique splatter-fest debuted at SXSW and went on to generate buzz at festivals across the country. I caught the film at the Boston Underground Film Fest and found it to be an outrageously fun, original, and smart throwback slasher. Check out the full review!
Now, lucky fiends in New York City and Los Angeles will be able to catch The Ranger on the big screen. The film hits New York’s IFC Center August 17th and L.A.’s Laemmle Music Hall September 7th. If you find yourself in either city, make sure to check out The Ranger. Its killer soundtrack and dayglo color pallet alone make it deserving of a theatrical viewing.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 of Jenn Wexler, who has produced films such as Most Beautiful Island (2017), Psychopaths (2017) and Darling (2016). The film was recently acquired by Yellow Veil Pictures alongside the German possession film Luz. In addition to the New York and L.A. run, The Ranger will open London’s FrightFest later this month.