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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.


(as Robert Talbot)


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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance (as Blake Bailey)
Alexandria Quinn ...
Ernestina (as Dianne Colazzo)
Howard (as Gordon Jennison)
Myron (as J. W. Perra)
Vicki Skinner ...
Susie (as Vickie Lynn)
Robert J. Ferrelli ...
Bruce Adel ...
Ticket Agent
Gary Anello ...
Arthur Raskow
Dyer McHenry ...
Truck Driver
Rob Roeser ...
Steven Novak ...
Cauchon (as Steve Novak)


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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From This Outlaw To You
Written by Simon Stokes and Tom Hensley
Scoundrel Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Simon Stokes and The Black Whip Thrill Band
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Sure it's cheese, but it's fun cheese!
6 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those movies where the point is to embrace the campiness. Yes, this is a B-movie; what were you expecting, Shakespeare? Not all of the acting holds up, it is true, but the leads do a fair job of selling their characters, and there is full awareness they are doing parody. To be honest, the plot holds together a lot better than a lot of wide-release horror movies with "name" talent. And yes, if you don't get distracted by her lovely form, Jacqueline Lovell is doing some honest-to-gosh acting here. If anything, the flaw with this movie (despite the premise of the title villain), is that it's not quite bad enough to be truly campy.

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