Speaking with IconvsIcon.com, Dee Snider, the man behind the outrageous Strangeland, expressed a desire that still burns strong: Dee wants to make a sequel, and badly.
It’s been nearly 20 years since we witnessed the brutality of Captain Howdly, and to be honest, while the inaugural film was no masterpiece, it was damn entertaining, and we’d love to see what Snider would do with a follow up.
In fact, we actually have an idea what he’d do with a follow up, as he’s already got a script ready to go!
Check out the synopsis of the proposed Strangeland: Disciple:
One year after Carleton Hendricks aka Captain Howdy’s 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 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.
As for the progress of a sequel, we’re really not sure if it’s going to happen, and apparently, neither is Snider.
I’m always trying to get “Strangeland 2” going. I don’t know what the hell it is with that thing! [laughs] That whole experience could be a documentary in itself — “The Making of Strangeland 2.” [laughs] What the f*ck?! That is what it would be called, “The Making of Strangeland 2: WTF!”
…Someone asked me, “Well, why don’t you crowdfund it?” I’m thinking, “Good point!” if people want this movie so bad, and it seems like when I go to these horror conventions and it seems like everybody wants it, maybe that is the route to go. Maybe this coming year, heading toward the 20th anniversary, what sounds like the right amount of time between funding it, filming it and releasing it, I will see if the audience wants to put their money where their mouth is and join me in this journey!
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a sequel. The first flick was too damn fun to just abandon the story after one installment. And if it all comes down to Crowd Funding, you can bet a number of us will be chipping in!