Black Fawn Distribution has acquired the Canadian home video rights to festival favorite, the punk rock slasher flick The Ranger. Before I go into the details about this, I just want to say we at PopHorror are huge fans of this insanely awesome masterpiece. It is hands down one of the best films of the year and Jen Wexler knows how to depict and deliver horror beautifully. I’m super stoked for this release and can’t wait to get my hands on the Blu-Ray – DVD Combo. The cover is fucking beautiful. Read our review – HERE.
After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea and her pals flee the city in search of a place to lay low. Running to the security of Chelsea’s old, abandoned family cabin in the woods, they fall under the watchful eye of an overzealous park ranger who holds a secret from Chelsea’s past.
The deal was brokered by 79th & Broadway Entertainment’s Andrew van den Houten, on behalf of the production companies Hood River Entertainment and Glass Eye Pix. Black Fawn Distribution’s Blu-ray/DVD release of The Ranger is set for January 22, 2019 and is packed with special features including audio commentary with members of the cast and crew, 5 making of documentaries, and more.
Directed by Jenn Wexler (producer of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize winning Most Beautiful Island) and penned by Wexler and Giaco Furino, The Ranger follows a group of teen punks, who while on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority – an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
Black Fawn Distribution will offer The Ranger as part of their Blacklist package series. The package will feature The Ranger on Bluray/DVD Combo Pack along with some awesome collectible items including exclusive Ranger aviator glasses and much more. Preorders for The Ranger are available through Black Fawn Distribution’s online store at: www.blackfawndistribution.com/store
“I’ve been a fan of Black Fawn for a long time, so getting to team up with them for the Canadian release of The Ranger is so exciting,” states director Jenn Wexler. “I can’t wait for all the extra punk-rock goodness they have in store!”
The Ranger had its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival where it was featured as part of the Midnighters program. The film was also selected as the opening night feature at this year’s FrightFest UK and has gone on to screen at such esteemed film festivals as Fantasia International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, Toronto After Dark, and many more.
The film has been lauded for its standout performances from Chloë Levine (The Transfiguration, The Defenders) as the pink-haired punk with a secret, and Jeremy Holm (House of Cards, Mr. Robot) as the maniacal park ranger, ready to get his hands bloody in defense of his woods. Granit Lahu (The Sinner), Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler (Puzzle), Amanda Grace Benitez (School of Rock), Jeté Laurence (Pet Sematary) and horror icon Larry Fessenden (Habit, We Are Still Here, The House of the Devil) round out the impressive cast. Featuring a ragin’ punk rock soundtrack composed by Wade MacNeil (founder of Alexisonfire and vocalist of Gallows) and Andrew Gordon Macpherson, The Ranger is a flick that’s meant to be cranked as loud as possible.
The Ranger is a co-production between Glass Eye Pix and Hood River Entertainment and was produced by Andrew van den Houten (Breaking & Exiting, The Woman), Larry Fessenden (Most Beautiful Island, The House of the Devil), Ashleigh Snead (The Block Island Sound), Heather Buckley and Jenn Wexler (Like Me, Darling).
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