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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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Comedy | Horror

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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

Color:

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Trivia

Along with the movies "Castle Freak" and "Invisable Maniac" this movie is part of the Flop house podcast Stuart Wellington trilogy. See more »

Quotes

Lorretta: What's the point of murdering your husband if you can't fuck in a bed?
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San Bernardino
Written by Simon Stokes and Mark Hefernan
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"A big turd in a small toilet."
19 June 2001 | by KillerWorkoutSee all my reviews

That's a line from the movie, and that's what it is. This movie was wacked out from the start. The Stackpool quadruplets each have an odd abnormality. There's Wheeler, whose sense of smell, sound, and sight are incredibly enhanced. Otis has the strength of ten men, Ernestina (?) has, well, some special physical talents, and Myron is a giant head with a tiny body. Myron has cleverly dubbed himself "head of the family" because his special talent is an infinite intellect and he has the power to telepathically control the other 3. What a privilege. This is most definitely one of the oddest films I have ever seen. The southern one-liners are all over the place, and there isn't enough horror to classify this as a horror movie. However, the scene where Myron's big nasty 3 foot tongue slobbers all over Jacqueline Lovell's breast was rather horrifying. While this film was definitely , well, different, I must admit I got some enjoyment out of it.


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