“a dark delight that turns out to have a primal,
affecting story underneath its drug-addled style.”
– Crome Yellow
“a glittering standalone in a sea of aspiring John Carpenter clones”
THE RANGER opens in NYC at the IFC Center tonight!
Opens in Los Angeles September 7th at Laemmle Music Hall!
Filmstage: “Like Chelsea, there’s a lot going on beneath the film’s surface. Wexler uses horror tropes as a mask for a poignant look at identity and finding the strength to wield it as a weapon rather than hiding it away to fit in. And she isn’t afraid to show this truth through the cracks of her jump scares and gore, letting characters like Garth play the fool so his moment of bald honesty when alone with Chelsea towards the end can resonate all the more. These kids are using their punk lifestyle as a means to escape too. But where they escaped from what they didn’t want and couldn’t be, she sought camouflage in hopes it would stick. It’s only fitting that violence would ultimately bring everything flooding back.”
Read review HERE.
Comicsverse: “These performance helps us to see Wexler’s ultimate point. Horror movie monsters aren’t as scary as the mundane monsters that sit in positions of authority in our everyday lives. THE RANGER is a more than a disposable throwback. It reinvents horror tropes into an insightful and rollicking midnight movie blast.”
Read full review HERE
NYC, join us for a special sneak preview screening on
Thursday August 16th at 9:30pm, at IFC Center.
From Entertainment Weekly: It was announced today that The Ranger will open in New York on Aug. 17 for a week-long run at the IFC Center and will play for another week at L.A.’s Laemmle Music Hall Theater from Sept. 7. Wexler’s film is also screening on the opening night of London’s FrightFest, Aug. 23.