THE RANGER (2018)
Directed by Jenn Wexler
Written by Giaco Furino, Jenn Wexler
Starring Chloe Levine, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, Amanda Grace Benitez, Jeté Laurence, Larry Fessenden, Nicholas Tucci, Jeremy Holm as the Ranger!
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There’s a whole lot to love about Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER. It’s got a genuine punk rock feel, not a Hollywood sanitized version of the lifestyle. It’s got some truly gnarly kills along with some great moments of tension and terror. And it’s got a young, talented cast that is bound to go places. It’s not the perfect slasher, but it does a whole hell of a lot correctly.
THE TRANSFIGURATION’s Chloe Levine (and if you haven’t seen that film, you’re truly missing out) stars as Chelsea, a sensible member of a group of punk idiots who commit a crime in the city and decide to flee to the forest until the heat goes down. Chelsea happens to have been willed a cabin in the woods where she spent many a summer with her Uncle Pete (Larry Fessenden, who contractually must appear in all horror films from rising horror filmmakers) learning how to survive in the wilderness. A childhood trauma has lead Chelsea down a troubled path, but she does seem to have a good head on her shoulders. And she is going to have to work hard to keep it as an overzealous park ranger (played by the Patrick Winterburn-esque Jeremy Holm) decides that those who enter his woods and break his strict rules must pay with their lives. Having just dropped acid, Chelsea and friends must maneuver through the woods and avoid the psychotic ranger to save their lives.