MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,305 this week

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 3,845 users   Metascore: 45/100
Reviews: 115 user | 71 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium".

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 18 Jan 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 24 Feb 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Down-and-out lounge singer Johnny Slade is hired by a mystery man to open a hot new club, the catch being he's given a new--and terrible--song to sing each night. Noticing that whenever he ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Blamire
Stars: John Fiore, Vincent Curatola, Dolores Sirianni
TerrorVision (1986)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Director: Ted Nicolaou
Stars: Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jerranium 90, a "little rock" that made all the papers, is buried deep within the Amazon. And everybody wants it, including crooked importer Handscomb Draile, slimy Gondreau Slykes, cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Blamire
Stars: H.M. Wynant, Frank Dietz, Christine Romeo
Beast Wishes (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A documentary about Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors of science fiction film fandom.

Directors: Frank Dietz, Trish Geiger
Stars: Rick Baker, Bob Burns, Kathy Burns
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.

Director: Larry Blamire
Stars: Jim Beaver, Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire
Frankenhooker (1990)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street hookers.

Director: Frank Henenlotter
Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo
Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson
Dr. Hell (2007)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Doc Hell, famous gynecologist, wants to control the entire world. His plan: to heal the humanity using a miraculous medicine, in exchange for its complete submission. But his goals will be ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Limón
Stars: Arturo De Bobadilla, David Ransanz, Belinda Fernández
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.

Director: Larry Blamire
Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Susan McConnell, Fay Masterson
Tales from the Pub (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Andrew Parks, Brian Howe, Dan Conroy
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire, Dan Conroy
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A satirical exploration of the life and career of educational film pioneer, Henry Jamison Handy.

Director: Daniel Griffith
Stars: Larry Blamire, Jamison Handy, Avery Murphy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Susan McConnell ...
...
...
...
...
Robert Deveau ...
...
Edit

Storyline

A dedicated scientist, aided by his clueless wife, rolls up his shirt sleeves and tries to save the world from a radioactive monster, curious space aliens, an evil scientist and a crabby skeleton in this send-up of the best of the B movies of the 1950's. Written by Laurie Trotta

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This was the day the Earth was disemboweled in terror! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cadavra elveszett csontváza  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,425 (USA) (6 February 2004)

Gross:

$110,536 (USA) (9 April 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (production logos)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the props were purchased on eBay. Others were inexpensive props made of household items like toilet paper tubes, candle holders and caulk guns. A number of props were obtained by looking around the cabin in which part of the film was shot, including the mashed potatoes the cast are seen eating. See more »

Goofs

Most errors in continuity and acting are purposeful and are part of the gag in recreating the '50s B movie experience. For example during the cabin sequence, Dr. Fleming's jacket disappears between shots immediately after Ranger Brad arrives, Animala suddenly sprouting furry gloves without explanation during the last half of her appearance in the film, the visible wires on the Skeleton, and the shoes of the actor portraying the mutant during some of the walking scenes. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Paul Armstrong: I might just be a test-tube-tipping lab jockey who's looked at too many shiny rocks for far too long but something tells me you know more about this than you're letting on.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Filmed in the New Miracle Wonder of the Screen - Skeletorama See more »

Connections

Spoofs Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This One Took Me Back
21 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie, and I think those of us old enough to remember the awful sci-fi films shown on TV on the weekends (in the afternoons and, especially, late at night, when the TV stations figured no one sane or sober was watching) can really appreciate the satire. Dialog isn't the only thing that is parodied, although the purposely stilted, strained dialog here is very funny. I also enjoy the clunky editing - the long close-ups, the awkward reaction shots - as well as the claustrophobic scenery and the props that look like whatever happened to be in someone's garage at the time. The people who made this film have apparently seen and studied many of these old sci-fi/horror films, and have made an affectionate and accurate send-up of the genre. Lack of subtlety was a hallmark of such films, and the makers here get it just right.


27 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How exactly is this good??? Stellartoa
Favorite quotes? RetroDoll
Looking for more like this igalv11-1
What is this? Another movie trying to rip off American consumers? HoppingBunny
the exotic dance of Animala Automaton
How many references can be identified in this movie? mlraymond
Discuss The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page