7.0/10
4,549
123 user 89 critic

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

Trailer
2:31 | Trailer
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:

Larry Blamire

Writer:

Larry Blamire
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

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
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
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Son of the Sword of the Dagger is a visionary "Hercules" inspired hero who has embarked upon a singular passion-inspired mission, to insure the proud and true Humidians enjoy every day of ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Blamire
Stars: Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Chronicling the creation of the Sequel to The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, "Origin" provides the viewer with "behind the scenes" access of how a major motion picture is actually created. For ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Blamire
Stars: Larry Blamire, Sandy Hadley, Thomas Harmon Jordan
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

Director: George Barry
Stars: Demene Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons.

Director: Jeff Balsmeyer
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke
The Manster (1959)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »

Directors: George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane
Stars: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon
Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Shock (1946)
Certificate: Passed Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Fay Masterson ... Betty Armstrong
Andrew Parks ... Kro-Bar
Susan McConnell Susan McConnell ... Lattis
Brian Howe ... Dr. Roger Fleming
Jennifer Blaire ... Animala
Larry Blamire ... Dr. Paul Armstrong
Dan Conroy ... Ranger Brad
Robert Deveau Robert Deveau ... The Farmer
Darrin Reed ... The Mutant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Skeleton ... Skeleton
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:

None Can Stand Its Mental Power! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadavra elveszett csontváza See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,425, 8 February 2004

Gross USA:

$143,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,121
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (production logos)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Larry Blamire not only plays Paul Armstrong, but is also the uncredited voice of the Skeleton. This information should be in the cast list, but someone has prematurely put a lock on that so it does not show up. 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: From now on, I'll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!
See more »

Crazy Credits

And introducing The Skeleton See more »

Alternate Versions

A slightly shortened version (one scene removed) of "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" was released by Sony/Tristar (with a 2003 copyright); 35mm prints played commercially, theatrically early in 2004. Columbia Tristar Home Video released a special edition DVD in the summer of 2004. Another company also exhibited this particular print overseas. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brilliant and terrible at the same time
8 January 2006 | by Dr_Herbert_WestSee all my reviews

That's what it was supposed to be and that's what it succeeds at. As a die hard fan of B- movies from the 50s, I felt like I could have made this movie, but I wouldn't have done as good a job. With a microbudget and a script written in five days, the filmmakers had all the right ingredients for a delightful send up.

The cheesy dialogue and deliberately awkward moments are true gems and it is obvious that this is a real labor of love, a collaborative effort between a group of friends who just wanted to make something fun.

No pretensions, no car chases, no show-offy special effects, no Hollywood celebrities chewing the scenery and trying to make themselves look sexy all the time. This film is an example of the kind of movies made by fans for the fans, with no kowtowing to political correctness, celebrity egos, or the lowest common denominator.

If you love Ed Wood, Robot Monster and Catwomen on the Moon, this film will split your sides with laughter. If not, I implore you to cast aside Lindsey Lohan and Ashton Kutcher for an afternoon and try something new.


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 123 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed