A detective pursues a sadist specializing in body modification rituals who lures teenagers through the internet.
I’ve often said that this movie was way ahead of its time, you have to remember that it predates films such as “SAW” and before the whole ‘Torture Porn’ label started getting thrown around. Whilst the story might seem dated 20 years later, it was new ground at the time.
Dee Snider wrote an amazing script, he also performed fantastically as our villain and there’s even an appearance from Robert Englund. Whilst this film has gathered a cult following over the years this film should have been bigger, I’m also still waiting for the sequel.
On the DVD commentary, Dee Snider mentioned that filming the scenes with Carleton Hendricks wearing a cardigan were the hardest parts of the movie to shoot. Snider hated wearing the cardigan.
The newspaper clippings you see in the movie were wrote by Dee Snider, as spoken in the commentary track. His reason is “for all you DVD nuts out there who’d pause and read them for continuity.”
When the mob gathers around Carleton Hendricks’ house, someone is holding a sign that says “We’re not gonna take it”. This is also the title of the biggest single from Dee Snider’s band Twisted Sister.
Based loosely on the Twisted Sister song “Horror-Teria” from their album “Stay Hungry” (1984).
Robert Englund and Kevin Gage later appeared together in Fear Clinic (2014).