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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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG

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While most of the actors were experienced, some even having lots of credits on stage and film, they had to work hard to give an honest B movie performance.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 »
Betty Armstrong:I hope the owners don't mind their dishes holding a radioactive meteor.
Dr. Paul Armstrong:Don't eat the meteor by mistake, whatever you do.
[they laugh]
Dr. Paul Armstrong:Seriously, we'll clean the dishes before we go.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Obey the Lost Skeleton! (2004) (V)See more »


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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
This One Took Me Back, 21 September 2005
Author: LomzaLady from United States

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.

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