A schizophrenic sadist by the name of Captain Howdy lures teens through the internet into his painful traps. A detective starts pursuing him after he captures his daughter. Eventually they ...
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Dee Snider's portrayal of Carlton Hendricks, aka Captain Howdy, in the original film created a character that has become a cult horror legend. Emaji Entertainment will accompany the ... See full summary »
A schizophrenic sadist by the name of Captain Howdy lures teens through the internet into his painful traps. A detective starts pursuing him after he captures his daughter. Eventually they catch up with him and send him to a mental hospital. But upon his release, the townspeople don't accept the new, peaceful former Captain Howdy, and attack him. Howdy goes nuts again and in revenge starts everything all over, only worse. Can the detective stop him?... Written by
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This gets my vote for "I'd rather clean the cat box" because it would be scarier and a more productive use of my time. The only redeeming feature is that the nasty- gory -torture bits are glossed over by the camera in comparison to more recent "cat box" worthy outings, which tend to dwell and dwell on the gore (e.g. Hostel).
I gave up at least 1/2 hour before the end since it was on TV and I could not fast forward through the boring bloody bits. The hunt by police detectives in the first half keeps the interest, particularly because the use of the internet is now so dated and yet so current in light of recent news. Finally, however, Strangeland is reminiscent of the most hackneyed and strained elements of old monster movies and appears to rely on solely on gory visuals to keep the viewer's interest. Strictly for those who enjoy human- on- human nastiness without much background.
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