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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)
...
Lorretta
Bob Schott ...
Otis
James Jones ...
Wheeler
Alexandria Quinn ...
Ernestina (as Dianne Colazzo)
...
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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Don't Be Untrue
Written and Performed by Kevin Magowan (as Kevin Heath Magowan)
Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
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Funny and Witty
7 November 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Wow! Some people here are unbelievably stupid. You actually thought this movie was supposed to be scary? I pity you. This is an excellent comedy actually. This witty flick from the great Charles band follows the Tales From the Crypt formula of dispicable people trying to kill, blackmail, etc. each other and the result is great. And after all, you can't blame a guy for wanting to kill Jacqueline Lovell's husband.


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