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Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera, a few thousand bucks, and more ambition than talent could schlep up to Bronson Canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror movie? Well, they'reback! THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA is an affectionate, meticulous re-creation of those notoriously cheesy clunkers, as a gaggle of beloved stereotypes pursue "that rarest of all radioactive elements - atmosphereum." Writer/Director Larry Blamire heads a superb cast - including Fay Masterson (Eyes Wide Shut), Andrew Parks (Donnie Brasco), Brian Howe (Catch Me If You Can) and Jennifer Blaire (The Majestic) - that faced a daunting task: having to be brilliant and terrible at the same time! It's one of the most original, clever, and hilarious comedies to come along in eons of your Earth years!
A complete delight for fans of psychotronic cinema and the Saturday-afternoon creature feature. Writer-director Larry Blamire has distilled every cliché of the drive-in movie era of low-budget horror and put it into The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, 90 minutes of pitch-perfect spoofing. The dialogue is marvelously insipid, and the music (taken from a stock music library) cuts in and out of the action with breathtaking suddenness. It was even shot in Bronson Canyon, location of many a cheap B-picture (one knock: the black-and-white image, shot on video, wears the eye out after a while). Aliens from Mars crash-land, setting loose a mutant, while a mad scientist re-awakens a talking skeleton that could hold the key to world domination. And don't forget Animala, a half-woman, half-animal beatnik! Rowwwr! Blamire allows it all to run on too long, yet hardcore fans of this movie world will be hard-pressed to complain. --Robert Horton
This is one zany movie. If you watch it on when you're in a goofy mood, you might love it; if you watch it when you want any kind of intellectual stimulation, you might hate it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TED
If you're a fan of B movies or simply dig watching something wacky and out of the ordinary then rest assured you will look no farther once you get a frenzied fix on this original... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kelly Jo
The whole group of us laughed so hard that we had to keep rewinding the movie to hear what we had just laughed over!! One of my all time favorites!!Published 7 months ago by D. Rohlfing
I found this movie by accident and couldn't have been happier!
If you enjoyed watching black and white B movies on Saturday afternoon, you'll love this. Read more