I first saw the scrappy, indie horror The Ranger at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin last March. I immediately declared it to be the most authentically punk rock genre flick since Return of the Living Dead. Since then, I’ve watched on the sidelines as the film worked its way through the festival circuit, screening in a bevy of countries on multiple continents, picking up a boatload of accolades along the way.
I even had the honor of introducing The Ranger and leading a Q&A following the film’s screening at The Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco in late October. We recently reported that come 2019, the streaming service Shudder will become the permanent digital residence for The Ranger, but if you can’t wait that long, we’ve got some good news to relay!
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The Ranger will be available at Redbox kiosks across the country beginning next week (November 20th). The announcement came with the new poster above (well, maybe it isn’t new, but this is the first I’ve seen of it). Believe me, The Ranger is an irreverent, gory romp set to a blistering soundtrack that you don’t want to miss! Give the synopsis and trailer a spin below.
A group of punk teens are terrorized by a park ranger’s brand of psychotic justice in Blackwood Point National Park. Their plans to seek refuge and drug-fueled abandon in the woods after one of them stabs a policeman during a drug raid soon turns into a nightmare.
The Ranger is directed by Jenn Wexler from a script she co-wrote with Giaco Furino; the film stars Chloe Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, Amanda Grace Benitez, Jete Laurence, Larry Fessenden, Clay Mcleod Chapman, Jim Johnson, and Nicholas Tucci.
Did you see The Ranger at a festival this year? Are you excited to check it out when it hits Redbox next week and/or Shudder in 2019? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!