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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

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Larry Blamire
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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
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Skeleton ... Skeleton
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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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From the company that brought you "Zombies of Mora Tau" and "Lawrence of Arabia." 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

Gross USA:

$143,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,121
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (production logos)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To mimic the classic B&W look, they filmed in color using a miniDV camera and stripped the color in postproduction. 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

Lattis: You are different from the other humans. More disgusting, I think.
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Filmed in the New Miracle Wonder of the Screen - Skeletorama 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 »

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say hello to your new master...the skeleton!
25 March 2006 | by knifeintheeyeSee all my reviews

Odd flick. Quite obviously a spoof of all bad 1950's creature and space movies, so watching it can be arduous at times. However, it's always a fun ride. There are at least two or three very, very funny parts.

This is a very low budget, funny movie, because of the send up of dialogue, rather then jokes and one liners as an example..."I don't know Betty, I guess from now on I should stick to science and leave battling alien mutants to experts." or "My wife sometimes forgets she's not a space alien". The costumes and sets are reminiscent of the low budget movies as well. The costume design on the three headed mutant was mind blowing. I needed to watch the credits just to find out that a MAN was in the mutant suit...the design was that convincing! ONe last quote to leave with..."Well, if I wanted a safe life, I guess I wouldn't have married a man who studies rocks and you know the way I figure, if it's a way to stop my new alien best friend from becoming a widow and married to a skeleton then, count me in Mister Scientist." Fold yourself in the middle and enjoy this movie, just know what you're about to get into before you start watching it.


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