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Charles Robert Band (b. December 27, 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is a director, writer, and producer of horror films. He is the son of director-producer Albert Band, and brother of the composer Richard Band. With his former wife Meda, he has two children, Alex Band, the vocalist for band The Calling, and Taryn Band. He has two sons with his former wife Debra Dion, Harlan and Zalman. Charles' grandfather was the artist Max Band.

One of the few non-horror films he worked on was the Prehysteria trilogy, which were made by his family-oriented company Moonbeam Entertainment.

His most famous films are those in the Puppet Master franchise, made by his Full Moon Features company. Before he had Full Moon Features, his earlier (and now defunct) company Empire Pictures made films like Ghoulies and Re-Animator.

Starting in the seventies, Band formed Charles Band Productions. Dissatisfied with distributors' handling of his films, Band created Empire Pictures in the early eighties. Through Empire, he could produce and distribute his films ensuring proper distribution and return on profits. Empire entered the video market with Wizard Video during this time, which also released films by others in addition to Empire product. At the height of its run, Empire produced 12 theatrical and 12 direct to video films a year. Wizard would also produce two games for the Atari 2600 in 1982: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween both based on the films of the same names and both quite controversial at the time for the levels of violence. Citing the fall of the Italian lira, the Rome based Empire closed its doors in the late eighties and Band returned to the States. There he formed Full Moon Productions which was quickly changed to Full Moon Entertainment and later became Full Moon Studios and Full Moon Features before settling on the current Full Moon Pictures. During this time, Band produced exclusively with Paramount Home Video before parting ways with that company in 1994. Since then, Full Moon has been an independent company, producing and distributing solely for the home market. Notable side companies have included Moonbeam Entertainment, Filmonsters, Action Xtreme and Pulsepounders all of which produced films aimed at kids and tweens as well as Torchlight Entertainment and Surrender Cinema which produced soft core films for the adult market. In addition, Monster Island Entertainment produced man in a rubber suit monster movies, Alchemy Entertainment later Big City Pictures created urban horror, and Pulp Fantasy Productions specialized in non Full Moon type horror. For a short time in the early 2000s, Full Moon became Shadow Entertainment when Band felt the company's product had strayed too far from the brand that he had created. During this time, many of the films were produced by J. R. Bookwalter's Tempe Entertainment. Since 2004, Band has taken a more active hand in the company, producing and directing almost every film released. Also in 2004, the Wizard Video line was reintroduced.

For a short time, fans could buy a line of toys based on characters from the films such as Shrieker, Radu from Subspecies and the Puppet Master puppets as well. Branded Full Moon Toys, this line lasted a couple of years. More recently, the Monster Bra line has been created, specializing in gag brassieres. CD soundtracks have also been released through the Full Moon Records line including many works by Band's brother Richard Band and comics based on Dollman, Puppet Master, Subspecies and Trancers were released through Eternity Comics.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  Charles Robert Band, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Charles Robert Band (b. December 27, 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is a director, writer, and producer of horror films. He is the son of director-producer Albert Band, and brother of the composer Richard Band. With his former wife Meda, he has two children, Alex Band, the vocalist for band The Calling, and Taryn Band. He has two sons with his former wife Debra Dion, Harlan and Zalman. Charles' grandfather was the artist Max Band.

One of the few non-horror films he worked on was the Prehysteria trilogy, which were made by his family-oriented company Moonbeam Entertainment.

His most famous films are those in the Puppet Master franchise, made by his Full Moon Features company. Before he had Full Moon Features, his earlier (and now defunct) company Empire Pictures made films like Ghoulies and Re-Animator.

Starting in the seventies, Band formed Charles Band Productions. Dissatisfied with distributors' handling of his films, Band created Empire Pictures in the early eighties. Through Empire, he could produce and distribute his films ensuring proper distribution and return on profits. Empire entered the video market with Wizard Video during this time, which also released films by others in addition to Empire product. At the height of its run, Empire produced 12 theatrical and 12 direct to video films a year. Wizard would also produce two games for the Atari 2600 in 1982: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween both based on the films of the same names and both quite controversial at the time for the levels of violence. Citing the fall of the Italian lira, the Rome based Empire closed its doors in the late eighties and Band returned to the States. There he formed Full Moon Productions which was quickly changed to Full Moon Entertainment and later became Full Moon Studios and Full Moon Features before settling on the current Full Moon Pictures. During this time, Band produced exclusively with Paramount Home Video before parting ways with that company in 1994. Since then, Full Moon has been an independent company, producing and distributing solely for the home market. Notable side companies have included Moonbeam Entertainment, Filmonsters, Action Xtreme and Pulsepounders all of which produced films aimed at kids and tweens as well as Torchlight Entertainment and Surrender Cinema which produced soft core films for the adult market. In addition, Monster Island Entertainment produced man in a rubber suit monster movies, Alchemy Entertainment later Big City Pictures created urban horror, and Pulp Fantasy Productions specialized in non Full Moon type horror. For a short time in the early 2000s, Full Moon became Shadow Entertainment when Band felt the company's product had strayed too far from the brand that he had created. During this time, many of the films were produced by J. R. Bookwalter's Tempe Entertainment. Since 2004, Band has taken a more active hand in the company, producing and directing almost every film released. Also in 2004, the Wizard Video line was reintroduced.

For a short time, fans could buy a line of toys based on characters from the films such as Shrieker, Radu from Subspecies and the Puppet Master puppets as well. Branded Full Moon Toys, this line lasted a couple of years. More recently, the Monster Bra line has been created, specializing in gag brassieres. CD soundtracks have also been released through the Full Moon Records line including many works by Band's brother Richard Band and comics based on Dollman, Puppet Master, Subspecies and Trancers were released through Eternity Comics.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  Charles Robert Band, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Production

Gender Male

Known Credits 192

Birthday 1951-12-27

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production TV ShowsMovies

2018 Backstage RawExecutive Producer
2018 Strippers ExposedExecutive Producer
2018 Wild Wet Resort GirlsExecutive Producer
2018 Real Naughty Vice Girls 2Executive Producer
2018 Puppet Master: The Littlest ReichExecutive Producer
2018 Secret SinsExecutive Producer
2018 Sex School: Final ExamsExecutive Producer
2018 Raid on Passion PlanetExecutive Producer
2018 Sex School: Dorms of DesireExecutive Producer
2018 Evil Bong 777Producer
2018 Sex School: Student BodiesExecutive Producer
2018 Girl Talk ConfidentialExecutive Producer
2018 Real Naughty Vice GirlsExecutive Producer
2018 Sex School: Lessons of LustExecutive Producer
2017 Evil Bong 666Producer
2017 Fists of FuryProducer
2016 Ravenwolf TowersProducer
2016 Evil Bong: High 5Producer
2013 Gingerdead Man vs. Evil BongProducer
2013 Unlucky CharmsProducer
2013 Ooga BoogaProducer
2012 Reel EvilProducer
2012 Killjoy Goes To HellProducer
2012 Zombies vs. StrippersExecutive Producer
2012 Goobers!Executive Producer
2011 Killer Eye: Halloween HauntExecutive Producer
2011 Killer Eye: Halloween HauntProducer
2011 Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night CleaverExecutive Producer
2011 Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night CleaverProducer
2010 Puppet Master: Axis of EvilProducer
2009 Skull HeadsProducer
2009 Evil Bong 2: King BongProducer
2008 Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the CrustExecutive Producer
2008 Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the CrustProducer
2007 Dead Man's HandProducer
2006 PetrifiedProducer
2005 When Puppets and Dolls Attack!Producer
2005 The Gingerdead ManProducer
2005 Doll GraveyardProducer
2004 Tomb of TerrorProducer
2004 HorrificExecutive Producer
2003 Delta Delta Die!Executive Producer
2003 Birth RiteExecutive Producer
2002 BleedExecutive Producer
2002 Groom LakeExecutive Producer
2002 Hell AsylumExecutive Producer
2002 CryptzExecutive Producer
2002 Dead & RottingExecutive Producer
2002 Killjoy 2: Deliverance from EvilExecutive Producer
2001 Witchouse III: Demon FireExecutive Producer
2001 The Brotherhood 2: Young WarlocksExecutive Producer
2001 DemonicusExecutive Producer
2001 Vampire ResurrectionExecutive Producer
2001 Phantom LoveExecutive Producer
2001 Train QuestExecutive Producer
2001 The BrotherhoodExecutive Producer
2001 StitchesExecutive Producer
2001 Micro Mini KidsExecutive Producer
2000 KilljoyExecutive Producer
2000 Prison of the DeadExecutive Producer
2000 Voodoo AcademyExecutive Producer
2000 SideshowExecutive Producer
2000 The St Francisville ExperimentExecutive Producer
2000 The Dead Hate the Living!Executive Producer
1999 Lip ServiceExecutive Producer
1999 Witchouse II: Blood CovenExecutive Producer
1999 Planet PatrolExecutive Producer
1999 Dungeon of DesireExecutive Producer
1999 TotemExecutive Producer
1999 Timegate: Tales of the Saddle TrampsExecutive Producer
1999 Alien ArsenalExecutive Producer
1999 MurdercycleExecutive Producer
1999 Spooky TownExecutive Producer
1999 PleasurecraftExecutive Producer
1999 Auditions from BeyondExecutive Producer
1998 Curse of the Puppet MasterExecutive Producer
1998 Femalien 2Executive Producer
1998 Lolita 2000Executive Producer
1997 The CreepsProducer
1997 The Exotic House of WaxExecutive Producer
1997 Lurid Tales: The Castle QueenExecutive Producer
1997 Bimbo Movie BashExecutive Producer
1997 SkeletonsExecutive Producer
1997 Magic in the Mirror: Fowl PlayExecutive Producer
1996 Head of the FamilyProducer
1996 Petticoat PlanetExecutive Producer
1996 Magic in the MirrorExecutive Producer
1996 Oblivion 2: BacklashExecutive Producer
1995 Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl IslandExecutive Producer
1995 Blonde HeavenExecutive Producer
1995 Castle FreakExecutive Producer
1995 Pet ShopExecutive Producer
1994 BeanstalkProducer
1994 Trancers 5: Sudden DethExecutive Producer
1994 Puppet Master 5: The Final ChapterProducer
1994 Dark Angel: The AscentProducer
1994 DragonworldExecutive Producer
1994 DragonworldProducer
1994 Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000Executive Producer
1994 OblivionExecutive Producer
1994 Shrunken HeadsExecutive Producer
1994 Bloodlust: Subspecies IIIExecutive Producer
1994 Trancers 4: Jack of SwordsExecutive Producer
1993 Beach Babes from BeyondExecutive Producer
1993 Puppet Master 4Producer
1993 Dollman vs. Demonic ToysProducer
1993 MandroidProducer
1993 Bloodstone: Subspecies IIExecutive Producer
1993 Robot WarsProducer
1992 Doctor MordridProducer
1992 Trancers 3: Deth LivesExecutive Producer
1992 SeedpeopleExecutive Producer
1992 Demonic ToysExecutive Producer
1991 DollmanExecutive Producer
1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's RevengeExecutive Producer
1991 Trancers II: The Return of Jack DethProducer
1991 SubspeciesExecutive Producer
1991 The Pit and the PendulumExecutive Producer
1990 MeridianProducer
1990 ShadowzoneExecutive Producer
1990 Puppet Master IIExecutive Producer
1990 Crash and BurnExecutive Producer
1989 Puppet MasterExecutive Producer
1989 Robot JoxExecutive Producer
1989 Deadly WeaponExecutive Producer
1989 ArenaExecutive Producer
1989 Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of DeathExecutive Producer
1988 Cellar DwellerExecutive Producer
1988 TransformationsExecutive Producer
1988 Trancers: City of Lost AngelsProducer
1988 CatacombsExecutive Producer
1987 PrisonExecutive Producer
1987 CreepozoidsExecutive Producer
1987 The CallerExecutive Producer
1987 The Princess AcademyExecutive Producer
1987 DollsExecutive Producer
1986 From BeyondExecutive Producer
1986 CrawlspaceExecutive Producer
1986 TerrorVisionExecutive Producer
1986 EliminatorsProducer
1986 TrollExecutive Producer
1985 Zone TroopersExecutive Producer
1985 Savage IslandProducer
1984 TrancersProducer
1984 Ghost WarriorProducer
1984 The DungeonmasterProducer
1983 Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-SynProducer
1983 The AlchemistProducer
1982 ParasiteProducer
1982 Famous T & AExecutive Producer
1981 The Best of Sex and ViolenceProducer
1979 Tourist TrapExecutive Producer
1978 Fairy TalesProducer
1978 LaserblastProducer
1978 AuditionsProducer
1977 End of the WorldProducer
1977 CinderellaProducer
1976 Crash!Producer
1976 Mansion of the DoomedProducer

Directing

2018 Death Heads: Brain DrainDirector
2018 Evil Bong 777Director
2017 Puppet Master: Axis TerminationDirector
2017 Evil Bong 666Director
2017 Fists of FuryDirector
2016 Ravenwolf TowersDirector
2016 Evil Bong: High 5Director
2015 Kings Of CultDirector
2015 Evil Bong 420Director
2014 Trophy HeadsDirector
2013 Gingerdead Man vs. Evil BongDirector
2013 Unlucky CharmsDirector
2013 Blood Of 1000 VirginsDirector
2013 Ooga BoogaDirector
2013 The Haunted DollhouseDirector
2012 Puppet Master X: Axis RisingDirector
2012 Goobers!Director
2012 The Dead Want WomenDirector
2012 DevilDollsDirector
2011 Killer Eye: Halloween HauntDirector
2011 Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of BongDirector
2009 Skull HeadsDirector
2009 Evil Bong 2: King BongDirector
2008 Dangerous Worry DollsDirector
2007 Decadent Evil 2Director
2007 Dead Man's HandDirector
2006 Evil BongDirector
2006 PetrifiedDirector
2005 Decadent EvilDirector
2005 Aliens Gone WildDirector
2005 The Gingerdead ManDirector
2005 Doll GraveyardDirector
2004 Dr. Moreau's House of PainDirector
2003 Puppet Master: The LegacyDirector
2000 NoAngels.comDirector
1999 Blood DollsDirector
1997 The CreepsDirector
1997 Hideous!Director
1996 Head of the FamilyDirector
1993 Dollman vs. Demonic ToysDirector
1993 Prehysteria!Director
1992 Doctor MordridDirector
1991 Trancers II: The Return of Jack DethDirector
1990 MeridianDirector
1990 Crash and BurnDirector
1988 Trancers: City of Lost AngelsDirector
1988 Pulse PoundersDirector
1984 TrancersDirector
1984 The DungeonmasterDirector
1983 Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-SynDirector
1983 The AlchemistDirector
1982 ParasiteDirector
1976 Crash!Director

Writing

2018 Puppet Master: The Littlest ReichCharacters
2018 Evil Bong 777Story
2017 Puppet Master: Axis TerminationScreenplay
2017 Evil Bong 666Story
2016 Ravenwolf TowersStory
2016 Evil Bong: High 5Story
2014 Trophy HeadsStory
2013 Ooga BoogaStory
2012 The Dead Want WomenWriter
2011 Killer Eye: Halloween HauntStory
2005 Decadent EvilWriter
1999 RagdollIdea
1999 Retro Puppet MasterOriginal Story
1999 TotemStory
1996 Head of the FamilyStory
1996 Spellbreaker: Secret of the LeprechaunsStory
1996 Oblivion 2: BacklashStory
1995 Leapin' LeprechaunsStory
1994 Trancers 5: Sudden DethOriginal Story
1994 OblivionOriginal Story
1994 Shrunken HeadsIdea
1993 Dollman vs. Demonic ToysStory
1993 ArcadeWriter
1993 Bloodstone: Subspecies IIWriter
1993 Robot WarsIdea
1992 Doctor MordridNovel
1992 Bad ChannelsOriginal Story
1992 SeedpeopleStory
1992 Demonic ToysIdea
1992 NetherworldWriter
1991 DollmanOriginal Story
1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's RevengeOriginal Story
1991 Trancers II: The Return of Jack DethStory
1991 SubspeciesIdea
1991 SubspeciesWriter
1990 MeridianStory
1990 Puppet Master IIStory
1989 Puppet MasterStory
1984 The DungeonmasterWriter
1984 The DungeonmasterOriginal Story
1978 Fairy TalesScreenplay
1978 AuditionsScreenplay

Acting

Celluloid Wizards in the Video Wasteland: The Saga of Empire Pictures as Himself
2015 Kings Of Cult as Self
2013 Rewind This! as Himself
2013 Hard Time: The Making of Prison as Himself
1991 Shock Cinema: Volume One as Himself
1989 This Is Horror as Himself
1962 The Avenger as Ascanio

Crew

2005 PossessedCreator

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