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Head of the Family (1996)

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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(as Robert Talbot)

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(story) (as Robert Talbot), (screenplay) (as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Horror

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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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Quotes

Lorretta: What's the point of murdering your husband if you can't fuck in a bed?
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Connections

Edited into Monsters Gone Wild! (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Be Untrue
Written and Performed by Kevin Magowan (as Kevin Heath Magowan)
Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
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"A big turd in a small toilet."
19 June 2001 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

That's a line from the movie, and that's what it is. This movie was wacked out from the start. The Stackpool quadruplets each have an odd abnormality. There's Wheeler, whose sense of smell, sound, and sight are incredibly enhanced. Otis has the strength of ten men, Ernestina (?) has, well, some special physical talents, and Myron is a giant head with a tiny body. Myron has cleverly dubbed himself "head of the family" because his special talent is an infinite intellect and he has the power to telepathically control the other 3. What a privilege. This is most definitely one of the oddest films I have ever seen. The southern one-liners are all over the place, and there isn't enough horror to classify this as a horror movie. However, the scene where Myron's big nasty 3 foot tongue slobbers all over Jacqueline Lovell's breast was rather horrifying. While this film was definitely , well, different, I must admit I got some enjoyment out of it.


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