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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.

Director:

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

The Head of the Family See more »

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Sound Mix:

DX Stereo

Color:

Color
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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 »

Quotes

Lorretta: What's the point of murdering your husband if you can't fuck in a bed?
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Connections

Edited into Monsters Gone Wild! (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Country Waltz
Written and Performed by Wayne Scott Joness (as Wayne Joness)
Wolfbane Music (BMI)
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Use Your Head
22 June 2001 | by dennis-68See all my reviews

C'mon folks. Do you really think the producer, director and cast intended this to be serious? A tongue-in-cheek parody of all those cheesy horror flicks I used to enjoy as a kid -- that's what I think this is supposed to be. Belly laughs? No. But I did find myself chuckling on occasion at the subtle touches and I was continually amused by and pleased with the thing. In this day of bloated, anything-goes, lowest common denominator comedy, this is a pleasant departure because it's serving up all those types of films (hence the over-the-top family of misfits, the gratuitous sex, etc.) and it's right on target. And personally, I think the acting is way above average here --they're making fun of all the bad acting that goes on in these films. It's too bad some of my fellow reviewers here tried to take this film as serious scary stuff. It's not intended to be that. I think it's poking fun at an entire genre. It's a well crafted little movie that dares to be different. I appreciated -- and enjoyed -- it.


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