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Strangeland (1998)

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The place is Helverton, Colorado, a town of about 350,000 people. 15-year-old Genevieve Gage and her best friend Tiana Moore are typical teenagers who spend a lot of time surfing the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mike Gage
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Toni Gage
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Steve Christian
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Jackson Roth
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Genevieve Gage
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Capt. Churchill Robbins
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Rose Stravelli
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Angela Stravelli
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Capt. Howdy / Carleton Hendricks
Amal Rhoe ...
Tiana Moore
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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)
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The place is Helverton, Colorado, a town of about 350,000 people. 15-year-old Genevieve Gage and her best friend Tiana Moore are typical teenagers who spend a lot of time surfing the internet and sending messages to strangers in chat rooms. Upon "meeting" another apparent student who goes by the screen name of Captain Howdy, Genevieve and Tiana decide to attend a party at Captain Howdy's house. As it turns out, Captain Howdy has lured them into a darkness from which there may be no permanent escape. But what Captain Howdy doesn't know is that Genevieve's father is local cop Mike Gage. When neither Genevieve nor Tiana has returned home by the next morning, Genevieve's mother Toni alerts Mike. With the help of a younger cop named Steve Christian, Mike tries to find Genevieve and Tiana. Things take an unexpected turn when Tiana's car is pulled out of a lake, and Tiana's tortured body is found in the car's trunk, with her mouth stitched shut. There's no sign of Genevieve. Mike discovers ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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So much flesh, so little time. See more »

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Rated R for strong graphic torture/violence, language, nudity and sexuality | See all certifications »

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2 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Dee Snider's StrangeLand  »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$373,288 (USA) (2 October 1998)

Gross:

$631,221 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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Trivia

Captain Howdy was the name of the ghost Linda Blair claimed to be talking to through the Ouija board in The Exorcist (1973). See more »

Goofs

There is a newspaper next to a barking dog. The newspaper jumps from place to place on the driveway. A man in a red robe picks up the paper and in the next shot of the driveway the paper is gone. Then it re-appears in the driveway, again jumping from place to place, then disappears again. See more »

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Mike Gage: Ready to come in?
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Referenced in Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery (2013) See more »

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Sweet Tooth
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There, that's better...try not to speak...
3 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of people give this movie a lot of crap, and all of it's really undeserved. People give this movie a hard time either because it's such a sick subject or they harp on some technical aspect of the movie no one else observes when they watch it. If, just by looking at the cover, you think this movie will make you uncomfortable...DON'T WATCH IT! However, you'd be missing out on one of the better cinematic experiences of the late 1990's, despite what anyone else says.

Dee Snider is wonderful here as Captain Howdy, the depths of insanity he plumbs to play this character has to be beyond words, and is much farther than any one of us would have to be willing to go. The acting here is wonderful. The film itself beautifully shot. The subject may be a bit too much for many to swallow, but it's still well worth your time. If you haven't seen this movie, check it out.


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