From Buzzfeed: “Filmmaker Jenn Wexler injects a welcome punk rock spirit and visual style for this creepy and occasionally contemplative backwoods slasher about a bloodthirsty park ranger hunting down tripping teenage punks on the lam.”
GEP Alumn Jenn Wexler (Director of THE RANGER and upcoming film
THE SACRIFICE GAME) to judge New Flesh Competition for
Best New Feature at 2022 Fantasia.
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2017, Jeremy Holm cut himself shaving on the set of
Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER.
Directed by Jenn Wexler
Starring Chloë Levine, Granit Lahu, Bubba Weiler, Jeremy Pope,
Amanda Grace Benitez and Jeremy Holm.
“An anarchistic crowd-pleaser with a nostalgic ’80’s feel.”
“Nostalgia done right.”
“a fantastic character study of a young girl trying to find her way in the world,
complemented with angsty punk music, excellent visuals,
and occasional blood-splatter.”
From Villain Media: Director Jenn Wexler has such a sleek visual style that dominates the punk-infused slasher. Amanda Grace Benitez beams with personality and radiates lively energy as the light-hearted Amber. Chloë Levine captures Chelsea’s inner torment and her defiant attitude. Make sure you see it on Shudder.
From Daily Dead: Shudder and RLJE Films are teaming up to release a wide range of horror films from Shudder’s catalogue on VOD and Digital HD in the US, and they’re unleashing eclectic scares this September with the release of Andy Mitton’s The Witch in the Window on September 3rd and Jenn Wexler’s punk rock slasher The Ranger on September 24th.
Daily Dead has two free iTunes download codes of both The Witch in the Window and The Ranger, visit Daily Dead to see how you can enter the contest!
Next week meet the cast and crew of THE RANGER at Forbidden
Planet in NYC! Get the soundtrack, VHS, blu-ray, novelization
or T-Shirt signed at this killer event!
From 25YL: Swinging from one of the Masters of Horror to a burgeoning young talent, Jenn Wexler has made one of 2019’s most exciting horror films: The Ranger. Taking influence from filmmakers like Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy) and her own background growing up in the punk scene, the throwback slasher is a journey into Hell for four young punks who go on the run from the police in the big bad city to hide out in the idyllic countryside at the female protagonist’s cabin. She hasn’t been there since her uncle’s mysterious death years ago, and they’re all in for a nightmarish surprise when they realize they’ve jumped out of the frying pan and into the fryer.
Jenn Wexler is one of those fresh young talents that has been making films for ten years as a producer with genre icon Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix. She has produced gem after gem for Glass Eye like Darling (2015) and Like Me (2017). She made the transition to directing and writing her first feature after directing shorts for Fessenden in the horror anthology ABCs of Death 2 (2014). Want to talk about pedigree? Jenn Wexler’s work for Glass Eye Pix should be all that’s needed for everyone to stand up and take notice. Even mainstream magazines like Entertainment Weekly have recently named The Ranger has one of the best horror films of 2019 so far.
I had the privilege of talking to Wexler just before The Ranger‘s release for 25YL, and it became quite clear early on that she has a deep and genuine love for all her characters. This comes through so clearly in The Ranger that it’s hard not to root for these kids and pray to whatever that they make it through the night alive in their battle of survival against Jeremy Holm (House of Cards), the titular instant slasher icon of the film. It’s a fast-paced, terrifying film that announces the arrival of a filmmaker who understands the outcast and how to put them in some really intense horrific situations!