Charles Band

Charles Robert Band (born December 27, 1951) is an American film producer and director, known for his work on horror comedy movies.[2]

Charles Band
Charles Robert Band

(1951-12-27) December 27, 1951 (age 70)[1]
Los Angeles,[1] California, United States
Other namesCarlo Bokino
Robert Talbot
James Amante
OccupationFilm producer, film director
Years active1973–present
Spouse(s)Meda Band (1977–1983)
Debra Dion (1984–2004)
Children4, including Alex Band


Band entered film production in the 1970s with Charles Band Productions. Dissatisfied with distributors' handling of his movies, he formed Empire Pictures in 1983. At its height, Empire would release an average of two films a month, one theatrically and one on home video. Movies released by Empire included Ghoulies and Ghoulies II, and the cult classic Re-Animator.

Empire folded in 1988, due to financial difficulties. Band would found Full Moon Productions the same year. Full Moon releases include the Puppet Master and Subspecies series. Full Moon's family-oriented label Moonbeam Entertainment released the Prehysteria! trilogy.

Personal lifeEdit

Band was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of director-producer Albert Band, and brother of composer Richard. Band's grandfather was the artist Max Band. With his former wife Meda, Band had two children, Alex, the vocalist for the band The Calling, and Taryn. He had two sons with his former wife Debra Dion.


As directorEdit


  • Confessions of a Puppetmaster: A Hollywood Memoir of Ghouls, Guts, and Gonzo Filmmaking (2021, with Adam Felber)

List of Full Moon filmsEdit

Charles Band ProductionsEdit


Full MoonEdit

Puppet Master

Pulp FantasyEdit

Action XtremeEdit


  • Frankenstein Reborn! (1998)
  • The Werewolf Reborn! (1998)

Alchemy Entertainment/Big City PicturesEdit


  1. ^ a b "Charles Band Biography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. March 3, 2022.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Charles Band Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. March 3, 2022.[dead link]

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