Before the summer is over, fans on both US coasts will have a chance to experience The Ranger in theaters. On August 17th, fans in NYC can check it out at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. If you can’t make that, head to LA’s Laemmle Music Hall on September 7th for your next chance.

Our own Luke Rodriguez got a look during the Chattanooga Film Festival earlier this year (Review), calling it “fun without being overly comedic.” It “plays out more like a traditional slasher flick than anything else,” which is something we sorely need more of these days. The Ranger is the directorial debut from Jenn Wexler whose producer credits include Like Me (Review), Psychopaths (Review), and Darling (Review).

When Chelsea and her friends get in trouble with the cops, they flee the city and go on the run. Fueled by a hallucinogenic drug called Echo, they hope to lay low-and get high-in an old family hideout in the woods. But Chelsea’s got reservations about going back to nature and secrets she’s not sharing with her friends. When a shot rings out, her past comes crashing back, and the punks find themselves pitted against the local authority- an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.