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.
- Apparently the project is no longer in development, as Dee Snider recently revealed that it's once again "dead in the water."
- The project was previously aimed to begin filming on May 21st 2010 in Ohio, in hopes of taking advantage of the state's tax credit.
- Filming was once said to begin in the Fall of '09 in Ohio.
- Dee has mentioned that the film will likely be NC-17, but may also have an R-rated versions for potential wider distribution.
- Despite getting burned alive in the first film, it appears that Captain Howdy never died, according to Dee. "Trust me," he said, "I came up with a convincing way to bring Captain Howdy back that’s not a cheat. His new look—multiple burns, mismatched tattooed flesh from skin grafts—is totally horrific."
- The biggest reason why the film was in limbo for so many years would be due to the federal indictment the production company "The Shooting Gallery" suffered.
- Due to various issues, the project was rumored, but never took shape for over 10 years.
- The film once had the subtitle The Cult of Personality.
- Older viewers may remember Dee Snider as the cross-dressing rocker in the band Twisted Sister.
- Dee Snider returns as writer/director.
- Originally, Strangeland 2 was one of the first movies to be listed on UHM back in '99, but after a couple years of nothing happening it was taken down. It was brought back in '04 when Dee began talking about the project again.