Predatory sadomasochist Capt. Howdy scours Internet chat rooms for vulnerable teenage girls to lure them to his torture chamber. He succeeds with Genevieve, the daughter of veteran cop Mike Gage, and Mike must track them down before it’s too late.
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A poorly made film that however carries a lot of social weight these days. The internet was still a primitive social tool back in 1998 but themes explored in Strangeland open a Pandora's box of exploitation & taboo. Free speech and action walk a thin line between expression & oppression. Taking cues from The Cell, 7 & Silence Of The Lambs, Dee Snider is actually pretty frightening despite a very hacked story. D.