From Entertainment Weekly: Jenn Wexler’s directorial debut, which recently debuted on the streaming service Shudder, is a mayhem-filled punk-rock slasher with a stand-out performance from Jeremy Holm as the titular wilderness-protector and oddly likable maniac.
Jenn Wexler’s punk-rock slasher is now featured
on the horror streaming service Shudder.
From 25 Years Later: Recently I had the privilege of chatting with horror producer turned writer-director Jenn Wexler about her hotly anticipated debut film, The Ranger. Jenn cut her teeth producing films with the likes of genre icon Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok at Glass Eye Pix. Check out our wide ranging discussion with one of horror’s best emerging talents before the punk rock meets ’80s slasher influenced roller coaster of a film premieres May 9th on Shudder.
From Rue Morgue: If you’re one of the many who enjoyed Jenn Wexler’s punk slasher movie THE RANGER, you can re-experience its terror with a little something extra thanks to a book version that drops this week. Read on for an exclusive first look at the cover and words on the adaptation from the filmmakers.
Director Jenn Wexler‘s punk slasher The Ranger proved to be a hit on the festival circuit, and it’s next headed to Shudder‘s streaming service next month, on Thursday, May 9th!
Check out Shudder’s new trailer below, while you wait!
In the film:
“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.”
Jeremy Holm (“House of Cards”, “Mr Robot”), Chloe Levine (The Transfiguration, The OA) and Amanda Grace Benitez (All Cheerleaders Die) star alongside Granit Lahu, Jeremy Popeand Bubba Weiler in the film from Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix and Andrew van den Houten’s Hood River Entertainment.
The killer soundtrack features The Grim, the Avengers, Fang and more.
The Ranger was written by Jenn Wexler and Giaco Furino.
Andrew van den Houten and Ashleigh Snead produced for Hood River Entertainment and Larry Fessenden and Heather Buckley produced for Glass Eye Pix, along with Wexler.
Penned by Tales From Beyond the Pale regular Jeff Buhler (The Stranger, This Oracle Moon, Guttermouth)
the Stephen King adaptation features GEP pal Amy Siemetz (BITTER FEAST, TFBTP Johnny Boy)
and “Young Chelsea” Jeté Laurence from THE RANGER.
Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER comes to Limited Edition VHS, a Lunchmeat exclusive.
“THE RANGER is the movie I wished I could have watched on VHS as a kid. It’s set in what I like to call “1980s dreamland,” an imaginary past reminiscent of ’80s punk horror classics like RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Having Lunchmeat create a RANGER VHS is a dream come true. Now all I have to do is time-travel back to sneak it onto the shelf of my local video store.” – Jenn Wexler
Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER: A Punk Rock Manifesto for Women
“Chelsea’s survival is about more than being fated to the status of some Final Girl. Her story evokes a woman’s struggle, in a world hellbent on remaining binary in countless ways, to realise her identity without being constrained to the scrutinous rules of society, and a patriarchal one at that. Or maybe it’s just a kick ass, punk rock slice of horror. (It can be both.) Either way, Father Gore remains ready to see whatever Wexler does next.”
Read Full Review HERE
From iHorror: “Jenn Wexler has made a name for herself as a genre producer before stepping into the director’s chair with The Ranger, and her clear dedication to the genre has resulted in a slick, punk rock killer thriller. It’s delightfully vicious and pulls no punches, and it proves that she’s a name to watch for.”