Ranger Danger…or…Quick Joey Pants

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Here’s yet another classic from the golden age of slash-and-splat…Some forest rangers and friends go on a camping trip to unwind (wouldn’t you think they’d want to get away from the woods for awhile?) and after some partying and pranking, as new and old personal tensions rise…someone…or something (possibly a sasquatch?) lurking in the woods wants them all dead. Could it be that the local campfire legend is true? Like The Burning, this one is chock full of future stars: Mark Metcalf (Nedermeier in Animal House), Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward (Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid) Adrian Zmed (Grease 2), Lewis Smith (Perfect Tommy in Buckaroo Banzai) and consummate weasel Joe Pantoliano as the crazed religious zealot Eggar. It’s very leisurely paced and often feels more like Deliverance than a body count movie…but when there are kills, they’re nasty and realistic…and there are quite a few jump scares in between. If you’ve got the attention span for suspense, I think you’ll dig it…

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