Plot & Details
Dee Snider, of the Twisted Sister heavy metal music group, made his debut as a screenwriter and producer with this horror film, directed by John Pieplow. A psycho on the Internet uses the handle, "Captain Howdy" (Snider), an obvious reference to the unseen Ouija board spirit in The Exorcist (1973). After the abduction of his daughter Genevieve (Linda Cardellini), detective Mike Gage (Kevin Gage) is on the case, joined by detective Christian (Brett Harrelson). Kidnapper Captain Howdy is eventually captured and sent off to the asylum. Released four years later, Howdy is hanged by a vigilante mob led by redneck Jackson Roth (Robert Englund). Reborn as Carleton Hendricks (Snider), Howdy turns against the vigilantes, kidnaps Genevieve a second time, and once again confronts Gage. Snider also contributes an original heavy-metal tune for the closing credits.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Horror
- Run Time: 86min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/02/1998
- DVD Release Date: 03/23/1999
- Distributor(s): Artisan
- Director(s): John Pieplow
- Starring: Dee Snider , Kevin Gage , Brett Harrelson , Elizabeth Peña , Robert Englund
- Themes: Serial Killers,Woman In Jeopardy,Criminal's Revenge
- Tone: Disturbing,Harsh,Lurid,Menacing,Tense
- Keywords: Internet,daughter,kidnapping,reincarnation,revenge,serial-killer,vigilante
- Country of Origin: USA (10-02-1998)
- Language: English