The Week In Horror: ‘The Ranger,’ Frank Henenlotter, ‘Unfriended’ + ‘Halloween’

If you’re at SXSW, you can see the debut of Jenn Wexler’s The Ranger on March 12, 13, and 15, a movie in which group of punks run afoul of a psychotic park ranger. I’m really excited for this one and I haven’t even seen a trailer yet! Wexler also produced the Mickey Keating films Darling and Psychopaths.

Ghastly Grinning just announced that Frank Henenlotter’s new film will debut at What The? Fest on March 29 in New York City. Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana is a documentary about the only American artist ever convicted on obscenity charges. While it’s not a “horror” film, it should be of interest to horror fans. If Henenlotter’s name is unfamiliar to you, he’s created some incredible, wild, irreverent, hilarious, and disgusting body horror with films like Basket Case, Frankenhooker, and Brain Damage.

Though no word on a wide release as of yet, Blumhouse had a surprise debut Friday night at SXSW for the new Unfriended sequel Dark Web. I passed on the first film after reading some disparaging reviews, but according to Trace Thurman at Bloody Disgusting, it fixes a lot of complaints people had about the first one.”

Speaking of Blumhouse, Jason Blum announced that we are about six weeks away from a new Halloween trailer, which is pretty damn exciting! And that in itself is weird… I became a horror fan as Halloween 4 was coming out and though I truly love that film and the next two in the series, I stopped getting excited about Halloween news after seeing the trailer for H20. This feels different. This feels like a film we should be positively anticipating.

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