Got sucked into this one with all the over the top hype at the Fright Fest film festival, I guess putting a punk rock sound track into a films sound design means a film is "Unique" and "Something New" in the genre. It wasn't. The premise and plot are well worn - aka Cabin in the Woods - The Hitcher - Stalker. This film doesn't do anything that's already been done really well in the aforementioned films except for it's 80's theme. Throw in some bad, over used teenage angst and it's a thinly veiled episode of Buffy the vampire slayer in a park with a punk rock sound track to boot.
The Ranger (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
The Ranger (2018)
The Ranger is a movie starring Chloe Levine, Jeremy Holm, and Granit Lahu. Teen punks, 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.
IMDB: 5.52 Likes
- Genre: Horror |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 683.78M
- Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 77
- IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 41 / 126
The Synopsis for The Ranger (2018) 720p
Teen punks, 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.
The Director and Players for The Ranger (2018) 720p
The Reviews for The Ranger (2018) 720p
Punked by a Horror GimmickReviewed bybarbaragoliaVote: 4/10
I added "The Ranger" straight to my watchlist, because I instantly liked the premise of a psychopathic National Park Ranger. Some of the best slashers of the 1980s took place in the backwoods, but the killers were always toothless rednecks or cannibalistic inbred families, so this could have been an interesting and original new angle, especially because the film (like so many others nowadays) supposedly also takes place in the 80s. But alas, "The Ranger" never fully lives up to its potential despite the cool titular killer and an adequate performance by Jeremy Holm, and that's principally because co-writer/director Jenn Wexler is seemingly more interested in a bunch of pathetic punkers and atrocious loud music than in atmosphere or scenery. Running from the police after an idiotic and unnecessary incident at a punk club, five vexatious teenagers seek shelter in a cabin in the middle of a National Park. One of them, the introvert Chelsea, spent much of her childhood vacations here with her uncle, and her own dark secrets from the past gradually come back to the surface. Meanwhile, the psychopathic Park Ranger ensures that Chelsea's disrespectful and arrogant friends receive the excruciatingly painful deaths they deserve. "The Ranger" is a textbook and thus unmemorable slasher that sadly doesn't make proper use of the locations, the villain, the numerous potential slash-methods or the 80s setting. The grim film poster remains by far the best asset of the entire production.
Being a fan of classic slashers such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ranger was definitely right up my alley. It takes a minute to build up, much like 80s classic The Burning, but once it does it delivers the goods, again much like the aforementioned, especially towards the end. The movie is FUN, plain and simple. The writing is very flawed at times but the actors do a great job delivering. The lead and the killer especially. The killer by the way is HILLARIOUS and menacing at the same time. Much akin to a certain Christmas sweater wearing baddie we know. You find times to root for him while also rooting for the victims, again especially with the lead. I left this movie feeling highly satisfied. Could the writing and dialogue have been better at times? Yes. And could the rest of the punk kids aside from the lead have been less than your basic vanilla punks who hate authority and go way out of there way to prove it? Yes, but all in all if your looking for a fun slasher that I dare say is way better than Friday the 13th, look this way.