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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"Twisted Sister" Dee Snider is so unlikeable as a serial killer with tattoos over both face and body that it is hard to describe it. He is a sick bastard that traps young girls and sew their mouths shut and deserve any hate that he gets from vigilante Robert Englund who wants to kick and punch him to death. Sadly, the movie is about one of the victim's father as well, who has even less charisma than Snider.
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.