Nearly 20 years ago, we met Captain Howdy.
Just as the internet was starting to take over the world, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider smartly capitalized by writing and starring in the horror film Strangeland, released in 1998. The charmingly dated film, directed by John Pieplow, has amassed a cult fanbase over the years, and many of those fans have been begging for a sequel that’s been talked about for a while now.
In fact, a sequel to Strangeland was originally given the green light before the first film even came out, which just goes to show how long it’s been in development!
Taking to Facebook over the weekend, Dee Snider posted a short video promoting some of his upcoming projects, and in it he provided an update on the Strangeland sequel:
[I’m] gearing up to hopefully go into production with Strangeland 2. I know I’ve talked about this for twenty years. I sound like a broken record. And I hate even saying it out loud, cause you’ve had so many disappointments with this project. But it’s feeling like now is the time. Feeling like this is gonna happen this time around – I’ve also said that before, so don’t hold me to this.
Last we heard, the plot for Strangeland 2 was 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.”
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.