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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 210

Birthday 1951-12-27

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production TV ShowsMovies

The Primevals Producer
Castle Freak Producer
2019 Necropolis: Legion Executive Producer
2019 Butcher's Bake Off: Hell's Kitchen Producer
2018 Company Girls Executive Producer
2018 Backstage Raw Executive Producer
2018 Strippers Exposed Executive Producer
2018 Wild Wet Resort Girls Executive Producer
2018 Real Naughty Vice Girls 2 Executive Producer
2018 Deadly Dolls Deepest Cuts Producer
2018 Puppet Master: Blitzkrieg Massacre Producer
2018 Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Executive Producer
2018 Secret Sins Executive Producer
2018 Sex School: Final Exams Executive Producer
2018 Raid on Passion Planet Executive Producer
2018 Sex School: Dorms of Desire Executive Producer
2018 Evil Bong 777 Producer
2018 Sex School: Student Bodies Executive Producer
2018 Girl Talk Confidential Executive Producer
2018 Real Naughty Vice Girls Executive Producer
2018 Sex School: Lessons of Lust Executive Producer
2017 Evil Bong 666 Producer
2017 Fists of Fury Producer
2017 Real Naughty Virtual Virgins Executive Producer
2016 Ravenwolf Towers Producer
2016 Evil Bong: High 5 Producer
2013 Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong Producer
2013 Unlucky Charms Producer
2013 Ooga Booga Producer
2012 Reel Evil Producer
2012 Killjoy Goes To Hell Producer
2012 Zombies vs. Strippers Executive Producer
2012 Goobers! Executive Producer
2011 Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt Executive Producer Producer
2011 Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver Executive Producer Producer
2010 Puppet Master: Axis of Evil Producer
2009 Skull Heads Producer
2009 Evil Bong 2: King Bong Producer
2008 Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust Executive Producer Producer
2007 Dead Man's Hand Producer
2006 Petrified Producer
2005 When Puppets and Dolls Attack! Producer
2005 The Gingerdead Man Producer
2005 Doll Graveyard Producer
2004 Tomb of Terror Producer
2004 Horrific Executive Producer
2003 Delta Delta Die! Executive Producer
2003 Birth Rite Executive Producer
2002 Bleed Executive Producer
2002 Groom Lake Executive Producer
2002 Trancers 6: Life After Deth Executive Producer
2002 Hell Asylum Executive Producer
2002 Cryptz Executive Producer
2002 Dead & Rotting Executive Producer
2002 Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil Executive Producer
2001 Witchouse III: Demon Fire Executive Producer
2001 The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks Executive Producer
2001 Demonicus Executive Producer
2001 Vampire Resurrection Executive Producer
2001 Phantom Love Executive Producer
2001 Train Quest Executive Producer
2001 The Brotherhood Executive Producer
2001 Stitches Executive Producer
2001 Micro Mini Kids Executive Producer
2000 Killjoy Executive Producer
2000 Prison of the Dead Executive Producer
2000 Voodoo Academy Executive Producer
2000 Sideshow Executive Producer
2000 The St Francisville Experiment Executive Producer
2000 The Dead Hate the Living! Executive Producer
1999 Lip Service Executive Producer
1999 Witchouse II: Blood Coven Executive Producer
1999 Planet Patrol Executive Producer
1999 Dungeon of Desire Executive Producer
1999 Totem Executive Producer
1999 Witchouse Executive Producer
1999 Timegate: Tales of the Saddle Tramps Executive Producer
1999 Alien Arsenal Executive Producer
1999 Murdercycle Executive Producer
1999 Spooky Town Executive Producer
1999 Pleasurecraft Executive Producer
1999 Auditions from Beyond Executive Producer
1998 Curse of the Puppet Master Executive Producer
1998 Femalien 2 Executive Producer
1998 Lolita 2000 Executive Producer
1997 The Creeps Producer
1997 The Exotic House of Wax Executive Producer
1997 Hideous! Producer
1997 Lurid Tales: The Castle Queen Executive Producer
1997 Bimbo Movie Bash Executive Producer
1997 Skeletons Executive Producer
1997 Magic in the Mirror: Fowl Play Executive Producer
1996 Head of the Family Producer
1996 Petticoat Planet Executive Producer
1996 Magic in the Mirror Executive Producer
1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash Executive Producer
1995 Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island Executive Producer
1995 Blonde Heaven Executive Producer
1995 Castle Freak Executive Producer
1995 Pet Shop Executive Producer
1994 Beanstalk Producer
1994 Trancers 5: Sudden Deth Executive Producer
1994 Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter Producer
1994 Dark Angel: The Ascent Producer
1994 Dragonworld Executive Producer Producer
1994 Virgin Hunters Executive Producer
1994 Oblivion Executive Producer
1994 Shrunken Heads Executive Producer
1994 Bloodlust: Subspecies III Executive Producer
1994 Trancers 4: Jack of Swords Executive Producer
1993 Beach Babes from Beyond Executive Producer
1993 Puppet Master 4 Producer
1993 Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Producer
1993 Mandroid Producer
1993 Arcade Executive Producer
1993 Bloodstone: Subspecies II Executive Producer
1993 Robot Wars Producer
1992 Doctor Mordrid Producer
1992 Trancers 3: Deth Lives Executive Producer
1992 Seedpeople Executive Producer
1992 Demonic Toys Executive Producer
1992 Spellcaster Producer
1991 Dollman Executive Producer
1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge Executive Producer
1991 Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth Producer
1991 Subspecies Executive Producer
1991 The Pit and the Pendulum Executive Producer
1990 Meridian Producer
1990 Shadowzone Executive Producer
1990 Puppet Master II Executive Producer
1990 Crash and Burn Executive Producer
1989 Puppet Master Executive Producer
1989 Robot Jox Executive Producer
1989 Deadly Weapon Executive Producer
1989 Arena Executive Producer
1989 Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Executive Producer
1988 Cellar Dweller Executive Producer
1988 Transformations Executive Producer
1988 Trancers: City of Lost Angels Producer
1988 Catacombs Executive Producer
1988 Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama Producer
1987 Prison Executive Producer
1987 Creepozoids Executive Producer
1987 The Caller Executive Producer
1987 The Princess Academy Executive Producer
1987 Dolls Executive Producer
1986 From Beyond Executive Producer
1986 Crawlspace Executive Producer
1986 TerrorVision Executive Producer
1986 Eliminators Producer
1986 Troll Executive Producer
1986 Dreamaniac Executive Producer
1985 Underworld Executive Producer
1985 Zone Troopers Executive Producer
1985 Savage Island Producer
1984 Ghoulies Executive Producer
1984 Trancers Producer
1984 Ghost Warrior Producer
1984 The Dungeonmaster Producer
1983 Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Producer
1982 Parasite Producer
1982 Famous T & A Executive Producer
1981 The Best of Sex and Violence Producer
1979 Tourist Trap Executive Producer
1978 Fairy Tales Producer
1978 Laserblast Producer
1978 Auditions Producer
1977 End of the World Producer
1977 Cinderella Producer
1976 Crash! Producer
1976 Mansion of the Doomed Producer
1973 Last Foxtrot in Burbank Producer

Directing

2020 Bride of the Head of the Family Director
2019 Butcher's Bake Off: Hell's Kitchen Director
2019 Deadly Ten: Meet the Directors Director
2018 Vampire Slaughter: Eaten Alive Director
2018 Death Heads: Brain Drain Director
2018 Deadly Dolls Deepest Cuts Director
2018 Evil Bong 777 Director
2017 Puppet Master: Axis Termination Director
2017 Evil Bong 666 Director
2017 Fists of Fury Director
2016 Ravenwolf Towers Director
2016 Evil Bong: High 5 Director
2015 Kings Of Cult Director
2015 Evil Bong 420 Director
2014 Trophy Heads Director
2013 Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong Director
2013 Unlucky Charms Director
2013 Blood Of 1000 Virgins Director
2013 Ooga Booga Director
2013 The Haunted Dollhouse Director
2012 Puppet Master X: Axis Rising Director
2012 Goobers! Director
2012 The Dead Want Women Director
2012 DevilDolls Director
2011 Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt Director
2011 Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong Director
2009 Skull Heads Director
2009 Evil Bong 2: King Bong Director
2008 Dangerous Worry Dolls Director
2007 Decadent Evil 2 Director
2007 Dead Man's Hand Director
2006 Evil Bong Director
2006 Petrified Director
2005 Decadent Evil Director
2005 Aliens Gone Wild Director
2005 The Gingerdead Man Director
2005 Doll Graveyard Director
2004 Dr. Moreau's House of Pain Director
2003 Puppet Master: The Legacy Director
2000 NoAngels.com Director
1999 Blood Dolls Director
1997 The Creeps Director
1997 Hideous! Director
1996 Head of the Family Director
1993 Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Director
1993 Prehysteria! Director
1992 Doctor Mordrid Director
1991 Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth Director
1990 Meridian Director
1990 Crash and Burn Director
1988 Trancers: City of Lost Angels Director
1988 Pulse Pounders Director
1984 Trancers Director
1984 The Dungeonmaster Director
1983 Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Director
1983 The Alchemist Director
1982 Parasite Director
1976 Crash! Director
1973 Last Foxtrot in Burbank Director

Writing

2018 Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Characters
2018 Evil Bong 777 Story
2017 Puppet Master: Axis Termination Screenplay
2017 Evil Bong 666 Story
2016 Ravenwolf Towers Story
2016 Evil Bong: High 5 Story
2014 Trophy Heads Story
2013 Ooga Booga Story
2012 The Dead Want Women Writer
2011 Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt Story
2005 Decadent Evil Writer
1999 Ragdoll Idea
1999 Retro Puppet Master Original Story
1999 Totem Story
1996 Head of the Family Story
1996 Spellbreaker: Secret of the Leprechauns Story
1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash Story
1995 Leapin' Leprechauns Story
1994 Trancers 5: Sudden Deth Original Story
1994 Oblivion Original Story
1994 Shrunken Heads Idea
1993 Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Story
1993 Arcade Writer
1993 Bloodstone: Subspecies II Writer
1993 Robot Wars Idea
1992 Doctor Mordrid Novel
1992 Bad Channels Original Story
1992 Seedpeople Story
1992 Demonic Toys Idea
1992 Netherworld Writer
1991 Dollman Original Story
1991 Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge Original Story
1991 Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth Story
1991 Subspecies Idea Writer
1990 Meridian Story
1990 Puppet Master II Story
1989 Puppet Master Story
1984 The Dungeonmaster Writer Original Story
1978 Fairy Tales Screenplay
1978 Auditions Screenplay

Acting

Celluloid Wizards in the Video Wasteland: The Saga of Empire Pictures as Himself
2019 Deadly Ten: Meet the Directors 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

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