The Fantasia Film Festival has officially begun this week and that’s just awesome! Although some of the more popular screenings such as Mandy are probably already booked by now there still some other one’s worth checking out.
If you’re a fan of the slasher genre with a punktwist then look no further than The Ranger. A throwback which will definitely hit the spot. Instead of maniac killer with a hockey mask or a burnt delinquent killing teens this time a park ranger with an axe takes matters into his own hands.
After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea (Chloe Levine, THE TRANSFIGURATION) 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 (Jeremy Holm, HOUSE OF CARDS) who holds a secret from Chelsea’s past.
Set to the beat of a killer punk soundtrack (FANG, The Avengers, The Grim, Rotten UK and more) and presented in eye-popping neon colors, Jenn Wexler’s debut offers a modern take on survivalistthat both celebrates and subverts the genre’s tropes—with equal parts humor, glitter and gore.
The Canadian Premiere is scheduled for Fantasia 2018 on Monday, July 23rd @ 9:30 PM at the J.A. De Sève Theatre. Make sure to check it out!