A71 Entertainment is set to release the punk rock slasher The Ranger early in January. The film is the feature debut of Jenn Wexler, a past Shudder Labs master, and producer of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winner, Most Beautiful Island.
The festival favorite, which premiered at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, follows a group of young punks who are forced to flee the city to lay low, only to run into a park ranger who shares a mysterious past with one of their own.
The film has been lauded for its standout performances from Chloë Levine (The Transfiguration, The OA) as the pink-haired punk with a secret, and Jeremy Holm (House of Cards, “Mr. Robot”) as the maniacal ranger, ready to get his hands bloody in defense of the 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) round out the cast.
We’re absolutely thrilled to have A71 distribute The Ranger on home video in Canada,” says Wexler. “The film was born in Montreal’s Frontieres Co-Production Market so it means so much to us that horror fans in Canada will be able to add the film to their collections.”Love the movie, love the soundtrack, love the team! What more can I say?” A71 Entertainment’s Head of Marketing and Acquisitions Susan Curran adds, “the Home Video release will be a killer package coming January 2019.”
Very excited our Canadian friends will be able to get a copy of The Ranger. It was a blast to help make, to support Jenn’s vision and the movie is punk af—great soundtrack, candy colors; lots of fun. Thank you V71.” Producer Heather Buckley stated.