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Head of the Family (1996)

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The "head" of the family is literally that--a giant head on a tiny body, who psychically controls the rest of his even weirder family.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Adams ...
Lance (as Blake Bailey)
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Lorretta
Bob Schott ...
Otis
James Jones ...
Wheeler
Alexandria Quinn ...
Ernestina (as Dianne Colazzo)
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Howard (as Gordon Jennison)
J.W. Perra ...
Myron (as J. W. Perra)
Vicki Skinner ...
Susie (as Vickie Lynn)
Robert J. Ferrelli ...
Weasel
Bruce Adel ...
Ticket Agent
Gary Anello ...
Arthur Raskow
Dyer McHenry ...
Truck Driver
Rob Roeser ...
Justice
Steven Novak ...
Cauchon (as Steve Novak)
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Chorus
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Lance and Loretta are having a torrid affair behind her husband Howard's back. The problem is that Howard is brutal thug who is bound to catch the cheating pair sooner or later. To solve this problem, the lovers hatch a plan involving the Stackpoole family: a collection of misshapen freaks who waylay unsuspecting travellers and dissect them in gruesome experiments. Unfortunately, things don't go quite according to plan. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Upset The Head ... And You're Dead!

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Rated R for strong sexuality and for violence and language | See all certifications »

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November 2005 (France)  »

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Lorretta: What's the point of murdering your husband if you can't fuck in a bed?
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San Bernardino
Written by Simon Stokes and Mark Hefernan
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So bad its good cheesy horror film more sexy than scary!
6 May 2000 | by (Colchester, England) – See all my reviews

Head of the Family is cheesy B-movie trash at its best, the plot if there is one revolves around mutant quadruplets that are control by their brother who just happens to be a giant disembodied head. The plot good as it sounds really takes second stage to a number of cheap special effects and several sexy scenes. The star of the film is ex-porn star Jacqueline Lovell better known as Sara St James who plays a cheating wife looking to have her husband killed. Lovell gives a performance worthy of better source material and she gives the you the impression that a name change and a career move could prove very worthwhile for her. The film works because it doesn't take itself seriusly, the plot is crazy, the characters are shallow, the effects will make you laugh and the girls are sexy while losing their clothes at every chance they get. Despite of all of this you laugh with the film, its a bad film and it doesn't pretend to be anything else. The film while never rising above its B-movie roots does entertain for 82 minutes and if you want a Friday night popcorn movie you could do much worse than this.


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