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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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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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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 »
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:Looks like a perfect day for hunting space rocks, wouldn't you say Betty?
Betty Armstrong:Oh Paul, I'm frightened.
Dr. Paul Armstrong:Wh-what is it darling? What's the matter? Tell me?
Betty Armstrong:I don't know. Nothing I can put my finger on. Not something I can see or touch or feel. But something I can't quite see or touch or feel or put my finger on.
Dr. Paul Armstrong:Oh well. Shall we find that meteor?
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34 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Rowr!, 19 January 2005
Author: bmcdannell ( from southern California

It was my turn to pick up a couple of rental movies last night, and when I saw the cover art, complete with the "Filmed in Skeletorama!" proclamation, I just couldn't resist. Upon my return, the wife sez, "What did you get?" "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" sez I. She looked askance at me. She continued to look askance until about five minutes into the movie, by which time she had resorted to laughing herself to tears. As a quick summary of our take on the movie, the wife, who has never been a cheesy 50s scifi movie fan nor an MST2 or 3K fan, wants to buy a copy for our very own.

I've read most of the comments, and those few who didn't much care for this offering really seem to miss the point. The first thing we wondered was how difficult it must have been for competent, perhaps extremely talented actors to revert to consistently and truly bad acting. Our second thought was that however difficult it was, they must have had a heckuva blast doing it. Some reviewers complained of dull passages and of sections of dialogue that went on too long or were over done. Of course! But if ya didn't get, well, I guess ya just didn't get it.

The faithfulness to the 50s look and feel was wonderfully done, with the only exception - in my opinion - being the skeleton's smart-assishness. Evil creatures in the referenced genre were unfailingly pompous, but they weren't smart-assed. A couple of high points for me that I didn't see anyone mention: the stock nature footage of the squirrels, with the same footage run twice back to back of course; the mutator/caulking gun and the chest-high shots of the skeleton leading Animala and the mad scientist through the canyon all had us in stitches. Special thanks to those responsible for choosing to shoot in Bronson Canyon, which really should be declared the nation's first cheesy historic landmark.

Guess I'd better go now - I'm a bit thirsty (tip tip tip tip tip) and need to tend to my Amish terrarium.

P.S. If you get the DVD, please take the time to view the special features - and also go to the website to check out the memorabilia - it's wonderful!

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