Dee Snider to Star in New ‘Strangeland’ Movie
Bloody Disgusting reports that Snider has finally found a studio to take the reins for his long-planned sequel to Strangeland, the 1998 horror film in which he played a sadistic creep named Captain Howdy who gathers his victims (teenage girls, natch) using the internet. Snider will return for the new film, which is being widely referred to as a "reboot" but, as the report notes, sounds like a continuation of the original.
Snider's been talking about bringing Captain Howdy back for some time, as evidenced by a five-year-old synopsis included in the new report. It reads as follows:
One year after Carleton Hendricks aka Captain Howdy’s (Dee Snider) sadistic rampage, much more than the physical scars the schizophrenic, sexual sadist gave his victims are left behind. Their lives, destroyed by emotional torment and the media frenzy surrounding the crimes, Detective Mike Gage, his daughter Geneveve and vigilante Jackson Roth (Robert Englund) each have their crosses to bear. But when the badly burned and mentally broken Carlton Hendricks is taken from a state run mental hospital and off his medication by billionaire, media mogul, Morgan LaForce, leader of the body modification/fetish haven called “The Torture Garden,” the door swings wide open for each of Captain Howdy’s victims to find closure...and retribution.
Details are still rather hazy at this point, but Snider has made it clear he's already mapping out the soundtrack: He's quoted in the announcement as saying, "Music was intrinsic to me in the first one. We really tried to create the ultimate heavy soundtrack. Music will be important to me again for this film."
And before he heads to the new Strangeland set, Snider is also branching out into the world of podcasts with a show he's calling Snider Comments. According to a recent tweet, the first episode goes live May 20 and will be followed by new installments every Wednesday.
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