Directed by Jenn Wexler
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. 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 survivalist horror that both celebrates and subverts the genre’s tropes with equal parts humor, glitter and gore. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
Teen punks on the run face off against an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
Cast: Chloë Levine, Granit Lahu, Bubba Weiler, Jeremy Pope, Amanda Grace Benitez
CN: Use of “Native” spirituality as horror trope
Not sure why the reunion between Chelsea and the ranger was needed. I would have preferred a rando.
Enjoyed this flick quite a bit. The kids are so unlikeable though, one cannot wait to see them picked off one by one.
By the numbers slasher makes up for its formulaic nature with sheer fun. Some good queer rep too.