It has been nearly 20 years since the cult horror film Strangeland came out, and for about as long, Strangeland 2 was rumored. Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider’s may seem dated today, but it was extremely timely in 1998. The film, directed by John Pieplow, was a hit with fans and has developed cult status over the years. The sequel was actually green lit before the original ever came out, but to date, nothing much has happened with it… until now apparently.
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.
The original 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.