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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.


Charles Band (as Robert Talbot)


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




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
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
Dyer McHenry Dyer McHenry ... Truck Driver
Rob Roeser Rob Roeser ... Justice
Steven Novak Steven Novak ... Cauchon (as Steve Novak)
Van Epperson ... Chorus


The Stackpool family have been doing some freaky experiments in the bowels of their basement and the local residents find that they are in it way over their heads. Howard is the meanest nastiest thug in town, a Harley riding criminal with a hot wife Loretta. Loretta's problem is she's having an affair with Lance owner of the town diner and Howard's getting suspicious. Driving back from one of their nightly flings, Lance witnesses the local family of weirdos, the Stackpools, dragging a man from his truck and into their house. Seeing this as an opportunity, Lance discovers the Stackpools terrible secret. The whole family is run by the one who has super intelligence, meet....MYRON the 'Head of the family'. Written by Full Moon Features

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Upset The Head ... And You're Dead!


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Jaquillene Lovell turned down the replacement role of Lisa in the tv series Weird Science (1994-1998) to do this movie. The star of the show Vanessa Angel was not going to re-sign for season 4, and Jaquilline was almost officially cast to take over, but took on the role in this film instead. See more »


Lorretta: What's the point of murdering your husband if you can't fuck in a bed?
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Edited into Monsters Gone Wild! (2004) See more »


Don't Be Untrue
Written and Performed by Kevin Magowan (as Kevin Heath Magowan)
Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

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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Release Date:

November 2005 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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