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AMC's Shudder Acquires THE RANGER

AMC's Shudder Acquires THE RANGER

Jenn Wexler's punk rock SLASHER "The Ranger" has been acquired by Shudder, AMC's dedicated genre streaming service, according to Variety.

The film, which has its world premiere at South by Southwest festival in the Midnighters section, is described as reminiscent of "Return of the Living Dead" and "Class of 1984," "The Ranger" follows a group of young punks who are forced to flee the city and run into a park ranger who shares a mysterious past with one of their own.

The film stars Chloë Levine, Jeremy Holm, Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, and Amanda Grace Benitez.

Shudder picked up the film's North American, U.K., Australia/New Zealand and Germany/Austria rights.

"The Ranger" marks the directorial debut of Wexler, who also wrote the film with Giaco Furino.

Craig Engler, Shudder's general manager, said of the acquisition,"Jenn Wexler's feature debut is a smart, stylish and subversive take on the '80s slasher, and we're delighted to bring it to Shudder members."

After SXSW, "The Ranger" played on opening night at FrightFest UK, as well as Fantasia, Sydney and Bucheon Fantastic festivals, among others.

The film will go on to play at Sitges Film Festival and Toronto After Dark.

Shudder will releases "The Ranger" on its service in 2019.

Read the original article on Variety.

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