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Head of the Family

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  •  USA  •    •  82m  •    •  Directed by: Charles Band.  •  Starring: Blake Adams, Jacqueline Lovell, Bob Schott, James Jones, Alexandria Quinn, Gordon Jennison Noice, J.W. Perra, Vicki Skinner, Robert J. Ferrelli, Bruce Adel, Gary Anello, Dyer McHenry, Rob Roeser.  •  Music by: Richard Band, Steve Morrell.
       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.

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"Head of the Family" is one of the best of the Full Moon horror films.

On a street in an unassuming neighborhood, a family of freaks, Otis, (Bob Schott) Wheeler, (James Jones) and Ernestina, (Dianne Colazzo) lives that causes the others in the town to be paranoid of them. Loretta, (Jacqueline Lovell) a local, is secretly having an affair with bar owner Lance (Blake Bailey) over her boyfriend, Howard (Gordon Jennison Noice). While traveling one night, Loretta and Lance witness the family capturing a traveler and dragging him into their house. Doing a little digging, Lance learns that the family is a family of freaks that is run by Myron, (J.W. Perra) a giant head that wishes to have a normal body. Lance ends up blackmailing them into helping him get rid of Howard and giving him tons of money. Not wanting to become associated with him, Myron sends Otis and Wheeler to spy on him in case of a slip-up to end the deal. Loretta and Lance are captured and tortured into revealing his plans for the family. Loretta is forced into a play with the other victims of Myron's doing, until Otis comes to her rescue and is able to save her from the set being accidentally burned down.

The Good News: The real asset, or assets, to this film is the casting of Jacqueline Lovell. Not only is she a good looking actress, she also went topless three times in the film, including two for long periods of time. Also included in that was three more instances of full nudity in the film. She really was nude in at least thirty percent of her on-screen appearances. Also included was a member of the freak family going topless. There really was a lot of nudity in the film. What I also thought was original was that there was a completely original story that had hardly been seen in horror films. It is more of a pervert's movie and it is something new that I haven't seen in a while. Even though there wasn't a whole lot of special effects in the film, the ones that are seem pretty realistic. The giant head of Myron is plausibly done, and looks like something that could exist. The play set was pretty expensive. The designs of the freaks that they keep in the basement are very creepy and look threatening upon first glance.

The Bad News: For a horror film, you need jumps. This film has no jumps, shocks or even jolts. It really needed something to cure the boredom. Without the nudity, the film would be just a drag with nothing else to go for it. This film needed something else, a jump or something.

The Final Verdict: With no nudity, this film would probably not be very well received. Still, this is a lot better than a lot of Full Moon films. It is more for perverts because of the high amount of nudity and violent acts, not violence, for Full Moon fans. All non-Full Moon fans will be bored stupid by the film.


Review by slayrrr666 from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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