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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

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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".

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Larry Blamire

Writer:

Larry Blamire
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Cast

Cast overview:
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
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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

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

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadavra elveszett csontváza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,425, 8 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$143,121, 15 April 2004
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (production logos)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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

Betty Armstrong: Well, I suppose if I had wanted a safe life, I wouldn't have married a man who studies rocks.
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The End? Or Is It? Isn't it more like a kind of beginning in a way? Like a new beginning? For everyone? Hm... I wonder... Oh well. See more »

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Followed by The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (2009) See more »

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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.


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