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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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Charles Band (as Robert Talbot)

Writers:

Charles Band (story) (as Robert Talbot), Neal Marshall Stevens (screenplay) (as Benjamin Carr)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Adams ... Lance (as Blake Bailey)
Jacqueline Lovell ... Lorretta
Bob Schott ... Otis
James Jones ... Wheeler
Alexandria Quinn Alexandria Quinn ... Ernestina (as Dianne Colazzo)
Gordon Jennison Noice ... Howard (as Gordon Jennison)
J.W. Perra ... Myron (as J. W. Perra)
Vicki Skinner Vicki Skinner ... Susie (as Vickie Lynn)
Robert J. Ferrelli Robert J. Ferrelli ... Weasel
Bruce Adel Bruce Adel ... Ticket Agent
Gary Anello Gary Anello ... Arthur Raskow
Dyer McHenry Dyer McHenry ... Truck Driver
Rob Roeser Rob Roeser ... Justice
Steven Novak Steven Novak ... Cauchon (as Steve Novak)
Van Epperson ... 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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Rated R for strong sexuality and for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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DX Stereo

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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

Featured in Full Moon Fright Night: Head of the Family (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Country Waltz
Written and Performed by Wayne Scott Joness (as Wayne Joness)
Wolfbane Music (BMI)
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Band under a pseudonym? Uh-Oh.....
13 August 2002 | by Lexx-2See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong. I've got a considerable soft spot for the works of Charles Band, both as producer and director. But you've got to raise an eyebrow when the man who was willing to put his name to "Dollman Vs The Demonic Toys" sticks a pseudonym on anything. As a bit of bad-movie fun, "Head Of The Family" is rather lacking, although it is better acted than you might expect. Jacqueline Lovell is a definite talent who deserves better than these kinds of movies. J.W. Perra is also quite funny as the titular monster, though for such a superintelligent being he does get hoodwinked quite easily. Y'know, I'm nitpicking because the rest of the movie is so sharp and witty of course....

And having a lead character called Lance Bogan? Nice one guys. We didn't know you Americans knew that piece of slang!


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