The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004)



Critic Consensus: Lost Skeleton is clever at spoofing B-movies, but the joke isn't sustainable for its running time.

Movie Info

When a rocket ship from the planet Marva crashlands on Earth, Krobar and Lattis, the husband and wife co-pilot team, are in for some nasty surprises. "This world is strange to us--even different!" There, at lovely Lake Arrowhead, the alien "Marvins" encounter good scientist Dr. Paul Armstrong and his wife Betty, who are in search of a mysterious meteor and the elusive element, Atmosphereum. Into this mix slithers evil scientist Fleming and a wise-cracking mutant skeleton.

Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Blamire
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 22, 2004
Fragmighty - Official Site


as Dr. Paul Armstrong

as Betty Armstrong

as Dr. Roger Fleming

as Kro-Bar

as Animala/Pammy

as Ranger Brad

as The Farmer

as The Mutant
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Critic Reviews for The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (23)

It's all great fun, and Blamire has at least as promising a future as all this nonsense.

Full Review… | April 9, 2004
Denver Post
Top Critic

Since there's no shortage of enjoyably bad movies out there, why settle for processed cheese when there's real cheddar to be devoured?

Full Review… | April 1, 2004
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A little too true to it sources and ends up reminding you just how boring inept acting, editing and story-telling can be.

Full Review… | March 12, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It's not really cheese, it's Velveeta. As many who have tried have learned, midnight movies can not be manufactured, they must be discovered.

Full Review… | March 12, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Has been made by people who are trying to be bad, which by definition reveals that they are playing beneath their ability.

Full Review… | March 12, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Stands out for its convincingly spellbound, Wood-like hermeticism: It feels like the very first '50s sci-fi parody ever made.

Full Review… | March 11, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Mostly funny sendup of 50's Sci-Fi films is not as quirky or as witty as the similarly influenced 'Invasion!' but it still makes for a nice companion piece.

A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer


A well-engineered B-Movie. It's quite funny in parts. Intentionally cheap and cheesy. The actors did well to ham up their roles. I got a bit bored with how over-the-top things kept being.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

I love these soft earth funnels.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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