Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Movie News: Strangeland Sequel to Begin Filming in May

Just when I was beginning to give up hope in the realm of seriously twisted horror movies, I receive this glorious news.  After over a decade of court battles, rewrites, and failed starts, Dee Snider got the go-ahead to start filming the sequel to Strangeland.

Robert Englund and Dee Snider will both be reprising their roles in the movie, which will be called Strangeland II: Disciple.  I feel that this name could use a little work, but I disgress.  Here's the synopsis (from screentest.biz):

"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."

Now I understand that I am a seriously sick puppy for loving this movie, but I will definitely admit to it.  With Rob Zombie making The Blob (minus the actual blob, mind you) and Eli Roth maybe working on Thanksgiving sometime in the next decade, the horror world seriously needs a good jolt of electricity.  I'll be stalking this one for the next several months, so stay tuned.

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