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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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Lance (as Blake Bailey)
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Lorretta
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Otis
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Wheeler
Alexandria Quinn ...
Ernestina (as Dianne Colazzo)
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Howard (as Gordon Jennison)
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Myron
Vicki Skinner ...
Susie (as Vickie Lynn)
Robert J. Ferrelli ...
Weasel
Bruce Adel ...
Ticket Agent
Gary Anello ...
Arthur
Dyer McHenry ...
Truck Driver
Rob Roeser ...
Justice
Steven Novak ...
Cauchon (as Steve Novak)
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Chorus
Ruth Townsend ...
Receptionist
Suzie Chidley ...
Pretty Girl
Tamarah Talbot ...
Freak #1 / Snow
Rick Phares ...
Freak #2
Garvy McNab ...
Freak #3
Loray Quain ...
Freak #4
Samara ...
Freak #5
Russ Herpich ...
Freak #6
Christopher Bergschneider ...
Freak #7 (as Chris Bergschneider)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Band ... (as Robert Talbot)

Written by

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

Produced by

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Charles Band ... producer (as Robert Talbot)
Kirk Edward Hansen ... co-producer

Music by

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Richard Band
Steve Morrell ... (underscore by) (as Steven Morrell)

Cinematography by

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Adolfo Bartoli ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Poppy Das
Lazar Djokic
Steven Nielson ... (as Steve Nielson)

Editorial Department

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Thor Gold ... assistant editor
K.C. Loesch ... assistant editor (as K. C. Loesch)
Susan K. Weiler ... assistant editor (as Susan Weiler)

Casting By

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Perry Bullington
Robert MacDonald

Production Design by

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Annmarie Roberts

Art Direction by

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Margarette Epstein

Set Decoration by

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Melissa Blanchard

Costume Design by

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Heather Priest

Makeup Department

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Christopher Bergschneider ... special effects makeup (as Chris Bergschneider)
Victoria Bryan ... makeup assistant
Jeff Postes ... special effects makeup assistant
Palah Sandling ... key makeup artist
Len Burge ... sculptor (uncredited)
Tom Irvin ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Shelton ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kirk Edward Hansen ... production manager
Barrett Taylor ... post-production supervisor (as Barry Taylor)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michelle LeDoux ... second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette ... first assistant director (as Franklin Adreon Vallette)

Art Department

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David Barile ... props assistant
Nanci Bennett ... scenic (as Nanci E. Bennett)
Isaac Friedman ... on-set dresser / props
Steve Lombar Jr. ... swing
Sean Maytum ... scenic
Joe Monaco ... leadman / swing
Barry Norwood ... carpenter
Seoter Oner ... scenic (as Mr. Seoter Oner)
Roberto G. Ramirez ... scenic (as Robert G. Ramirez)
Melanie Early Raugust ... scenic (as Ms. Raugust)
Charles Righetti ... scenic
Aaron S. Rutman ... construction coordinator (as Aaron Rutman)
Ken Stockman ... leadman / swing
Kelly Tisdell ... scenic
Byran Walsh ... scenic
Tim Zeug ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Mark Allen ... sound effects editor
Mike Bieriger ... re-recording mixer
Maxim Carl ... adr recordist
Billy Flores ... assistant engineer
Patrick M. Griffith ... supervising sound editor
John R.F. Halaby ... sound mixer (as John R. F. Halaby)
Lisa Hannan ... sound effects editor
Eric Jaffe ... sound effects editor (as Eriq Jaffe)
Michael Jonascu ... sound effects editor (as Mike Jonascu)
Wayne Scott Joness ... sound effects editor
Jeff King ... sound effects editor
John Kohlbrenner ... sound effects editor
Chris Longo ... dialogue editor
Michael McCarty ... foley recordist
Cynthia Merrill ... foley artist
Paul N.J. Ottosson ... sound effects editor (as Paul N. J. Ottosson)
Jesse Pomeroy ... adr & dialogue editor
Ken Poteat ... dialogue editor
Dave Reynolds ... post-production audio coordinator (as David Reynolds)
Mike Rodriguez ... dialogue editor (as Mike Rodriquez)
Douglas Salkin ... post-production audio coordinator
Alan B. Samuels ... sound mixer (as Alan Samuels)
Ken Strain ... boom operator
Debby VanPoucke ... sound effects editor (as Debby Van Poucke)
Keith Burhans ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Robert Miller ... props (uncredited)
Mark Rappaport ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Michael F. Hoover ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kim Robert Koscki ... stunt coordinator (as Rob Kim)
Marisol Romero ... stunt double (as Marisol V. Romero)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Philippe Aubry ... best boy grip
Alex Bisarello ... gaffer
Michael Bonewitz ... swing
John Busch ... key grip
Ruben Diaz ... swing (as Ruben H. Diaz)
Tana Dubbe ... best boy grip
Javier Ferrer ... best boy electric
Michael Franco ... best boy electric
Scott Froschauer ... best boy grip (as Scott Froscharer)
Jeff Gatesman ... gaffer
Craig Kvinsland ... key grip
Richard Lamphiear ... swing
Sasha Maslansky ... second assistant camera
Ken Metz ... swing
Jon Munson ... best boy electric
Nicholas K. Nicholsky III ... best boy grip (as Nick Nicholsky)
Onofrio Nino Pansini ... first assistant camera (as Onofrio Pansini)
Alan M. Rowe ... gaffer
Michael Sharpe ... swing
Eric Martin Smith ... best boy grip (as Eric M. Smith)
Tom Vollick ... still photographer
Brian Webster ... swing
Dana Kilgore ... gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Michelle Darnell ... casting assistant
Charles Matthews ... casting: extras
Michael O'Connell ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amy Dilamarra ... wardrobe assistant (as Amy Di La Marra)

Location Management

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Gerri Daniels ... location manager

Music Department

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Richard Band ... composer: main themes
Keely Dietrick ... music coordinator
Pat Siciliano ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Betsy Crafford ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Charles Band ... presenter (as Robert Talbot)
Mary Beth Bonjour ... caterer: Absolute Catering
Russ Herpich ... puppeteer (as Russ Herpick)
Brad Hirsch ... production assistant
Charlie Jakab ... production assistant (as Charlie 'The Capuccino Guy' Jakab)
Daniel R. Kerr ... production assistant (as Dan Kerr)
Melanie Neat ... production assistant
Lance Suder ... production accountant
Beatrice Tays ... assistant: Robert Talbot
Gina Tucci ... production secretary
Stacy Willmann ... production coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Upset The Head ... And You're Dead! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Head of the Family (United States)
  • Le cerveau de la famille (France)
  • The Brain (Germany)
  • Cabeza de familia (Spain)
  • O Cabeça da Família (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 82 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Monsters Gone Wild! (2004). See more »
Soundtracks From This Outlaw To You See more »
Quotes Lorretta: What's the point of murdering your husband if you can't fuck in a bed?
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