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Strangeland (1998)
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Strangeland (1998) In a teen chat room, Genevieve Gage (Linda Cardellini), the teenager daughter of detective Mike Gage (Kevin Gage) is invited to a blind date by the cool Capt Howdy (Dee Snider). The guy is indeed a pierced a schizophrenic sick and sadistic maniac, and he kidnaps Genevieve and her friend Tiana Moore (Amal Rhoe). He submits the girls and other adolescents to tortures. When the body of Tiana is found, Mike hunts Capt Howdy and puts him in jail first and then he is sent to a mental institution. Four years later, Capt Howdy is considered rehabilitated and released from the asylum, against the will of the local population. After an incident, Capt Howdy abducts Genevieve again, and Mike promises to kill him.

Movie Tagline:
So much flesh, so little time.

Also Known As:
Dee Snider's StrangeLand

Title: Strangeland
Release Date: October 02, 1998
Runtime: 85 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 4.5
Buried.com Rating: 5.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong graphic torture/violence, language, nudity and sexuality.

John Pieplow

Kevin Gage ...Mike Gage
Elizabeth Pena ...Toni Gage
Brett Harrelson ...Steve Christian
Robert Englund ...Jackson Roth
Linda Cardellini ...Genevieve Gage
Tucker Smallwood ...Captain Churchill Robbins
Ivonne Coll ...Rose Stravelli
Amy Smart ...Angela Stravelli
Dee Snider ...Captain Howdy / Carleton Hendricks
Amal Rhoe ...Tiana Moore
Robert LaSardo ...Matt Myers
Andrew Cooper ...Victim Bob (as Andy Cooper)
Archie Smith ...Elderly Man
Lois Hicks ...Mental Institution Nurse
Carey Westbrook ...Sam the Orderly (as Carey Louis Westbrook)
Jillian McWhirter ...Carol Anne Chalmers-Perez
Pat Mahoney ...Wade Forrester
Lisa Nelson ...Reporter #1
Sheila Ivy Traister ...Reporter #2
Barbara Champion ...Sunny MacIntosh
Leslie Wing ...Madeline Roth
Xanthe Cook ...Kelly Roth
John Lindsey ...Newscaster
Laurence Curry ...Patrolman young (as Laurence A. Curry)
Mark Bailey ...E.M.T. Dan Hauser
Bob Abuse ...BiLE (Band)
Jaymz Alexander ...BiLE (Band)
R.H. Bear ...BiLE (Band)
Lisa K. Crosato ... (as Lisa Crosato)
Larry Curry Jr. ...Patrolman young (as Laurence A. Curry)

» [more cast members]

David L. Bushell
Joseph J. DiMartino
Larry Meistrich
Dee Snider

Dee Snider

Anton Sanko

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Movie Soundtrack(s):
"In League"

More Movie Taglines:
  • So much flesh, so little time.
  • Wanna come to a party?
  • let the ritual begin
Movie Quote(s):
  • Captain Howdy: We must all go through a rite of passage, and it must be physical, it must be painful, and it must leave a mark.
  • Captain Howdy: [while fighting with Mike Gage] First you dream, then you die
  • Captain Howdy: [after surviving a lynching] What a rush
  • Captain Howdy: [Beating Jackson Roth] Want to play ball scarecrow?
  • Captain Howdy: Pain is a uniquely personal expirence
Movie Trivia:
  • Captain Howdy was the name of the ghost 'Blair, Linda' claimed to be talking to through the Ouija board in The Exorcist.
  • When the mob gathers around Carleton Hendricks' home, someone is holding a sign that says "We're not gonna take it." This is also the title of the biggest single from Dee Snider's band Twisted Sister.
  • Dee Snider makes at least two references to co-star Robert Englund's most famous character Freddy Krueger. First is as Carleton Hendricks recovers from his fall from the tree. As he sits up he says "What a rush" in a very passable "Freddy" voice, one of the many one-liners uttered by Freddy Krueger during the series. The second reference is when he's fighting Detective Gage in the church. He says "First you dream, then you die," a reference to the plot of the Freddy Krueger/A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) series.
  • After Capt Howdy is captured and you see the newspaper clippings of the case, Dee Snider wrote all the clippings as spoken in the commentary track. His reason is "for all you DVD nuts out there who'd pause and read them for continuity".
  • First film that had the words "scenes of torture" included in its MPAA rating, making it officially the first of the torture film genre.
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