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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 overview, first billed only:
... Lance (as Blake Bailey)
... Lorretta
... Otis
... Wheeler
Alexandria Quinn ... Ernestina (as Dianne Colazzo)
... Howard (as Gordon Jennison)
... 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)
... 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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Comedy | Horror

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

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

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San Bernardino
Written by Simon Stokes and Mark Hefernan
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Performed by Simon Stokes
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Good Full Moon Fun
11 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Charlie Band and Full Moon Pictures, and thoroughly enjoyed this odd horror-comedy.

As with many Band films, he enjoys little characters that he likes to animate, and The Head(J.W. Perra) gives Charlie just that kind of character.

The Head controls his dimwitted siblings, and orders them around like henchmen.

This film has witty dialogue, that one doesn't expect from such a film, and actors perfectly suited for the corny plot. Blake Bailey was great, portraying a clever redneck scamming The Head into giving him a weekly inheritance. Jacqueline Lovell augments Bailey perfectly, as they play off one another brilliantly. Its a shame Jakki Lovell is basically doing softcore garbage now, that doesn't allow her to showcase her acting talent, only her exceptional form.

A person can rent a better movie, don't get me wrong, but this is very fun and witty, with a clever country taste to it.


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