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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra -- A dedicated scientist, his ditzy wife, an evil scientist, a catwoman, two clueless aliens, a ghastly three-eyed mutant and The Lost Skeleton are all involved in the search for "that rarest of all radioactive elements, atmosphereum," in this deadpan spoof of those cheesy 1950s black-and-white sci-fi/horror movies.
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A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium". Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Larry Blamire 
Writing credits
Larry Blamire (written by)

Produced by
Lars Perkins .... executive producer
F. Miguel Valenti .... producer
Cinematography by
Kevin F. Jones  (as Kevin Jones)
Film Editing by
Bill Bryn Russell 
Makeup Department
Claire Doyle .... makeup artist (as Claire Nach)
Amanda Sears .... makeup artist
Production Management
Darrin Reed .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julian Forbes .... first assistant director
Art Department
Cory Blamire .... propmaster
Larry Blamire .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Frederick Critchlow .... sound
Bill Bryn Russell .... sound designer
Bill Bryn Russell .... sound editor
Bill Bryn Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Dhein .... key grip
Animation Department
Bill Bryn Russell .... animator: title animation
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Rapley .... alien costume constructor
Editorial Department
Christopher Gray .... post-production: studio
Music Department
Ralph Carmichael .... composer: stock music (as Rico Calle)
George S. Chase .... composer: stock music (as Michael Reynolds)
George S. Chase .... composer: stock music
Richard DuPage .... composer: stock music (as Dick DuPage)
Nicholas Flagello .... composer: stock music
Roger-Roger .... composer: stock music
Frances Trocaine .... composer: stock music
Other crew
Cory Blamire .... skeletal manipulation crew
Larry Blamire .... title designer: main titles
Dan Conroy .... spaceship constructor (as Joey Saccadonuts)
Dave Giannovario .... production assistant
Llywelyn Jones .... production assistant
Cortney Skinner .... design and construction: Transmutatron
Laurie Trotta .... public relations
Trish Geiger .... thanks

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Also Known As:
Rated PG for brief mild language
90 min
Black and White | Color (production logos)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG

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The homages to classic science fiction and horror films extend even to the poster, which references the posters for The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Forbidden Planet (1956), Destination Moon (1950), House on Haunted Hill (1959), Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), and Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956).See more »
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
Dr. Paul Armstrong:The only person I want in that pretty little head of yours is me.See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Not for everyone, but I loved it., 4 July 2004
Author: runemesa from Barstow, CA

I knew this was going to be very much an homage/parody-type of movie, but I still expected to be disappointed, overall; however, I was not. I was amazed at how authentic the cast and crew was about this film.

I presume most people won't like this movie because most people would not know how to appreciate it.

The dialogue in the movie is very well-done, as well as overdone, but that was just fine with me, because I understand the homagesness (I know that's not a real word, but I don't know how to say "dedication to honouring the silliness of old b-movie cheesiness").

I must admit that another portion of this film that totally captivated me was Jennifer Blaire (Animala), but I know I'd still adore the movie, even if she was not part of it.

I've only seen one other movie in my life that seemed to have the same kind of dedication to the "legend" or "spirit" of old, no-budget sci-fi movies, which is "Invasion", but that movie was not as dedicated. "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" had the B&W applied to it, and there was no cussing or violence either. Even though I'm a horror movie fan and violence really never bugs me, I didn't miss it while watching this movie, because this movie was so darn dedicated (how many times have I used that word so far?). These kind of movies are either hit-or-miss; I've seen a few movies in the 90's that tried to do the same thing, and they were ultra-terrible. You just need to have the right-minded folks at the keyboard and behind and in front of the camera, and "Lost Skeleton" has it.

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