The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

2004

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Critics Consensus

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

51%

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Total Count: 68

85%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 7,288
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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.

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Cast

Larry Blamire
as Dr. Paul Armstrong
Fay Masterson
as Betty Armstrong
Brian Howe
as Dr. Roger Fleming
Andrew Parks
as Kro-Bar
Jennifer Blaire
as Animala/Pammy
Dan Conroy
as Ranger Brad
Robert Deveau
as The Farmer
Darrin Reed
as The Mutant
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Critic Reviews for The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (35) | Rotten (33)

Audience Reviews for The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

  • Nov 04, 2011
    00s filmed but its trying to be a 50s sci movie filmed in black and white. but a very tounge in cheek script, hammy acting and playing up the plots and script writing of the time, its enjoyable and there certainly are cracking lines and situations to enjoy, its not entirely sucessful in whats its doing but a interesting concept to go for.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2009
    This would have made an excellent 11 minute SNL sketch.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2009
    Ever since I first saw the trailer for this (around 2001?) I had wanted to see it. Since then I often had trouble remembering the name of it, but I finally found it after over 7 years. It was very funny, although a bit boring at parts, but I think it was supposed to be. I watch a lot of old sci-fi and horror movies as well so I liked the way it made fun of them. Usually I hate parody/spoof things, but this one was really good. Pretty much 95% of the dialogue can be quoted in daily life and would make for amusing conversation. A quotable movie is always a good movie. I almost wet my pants at "I sleep now". Some of it was too obvious and a bit lame, but mostly it was fun. But anyway, it's worth seeing, especially if you've actually watched older sci-fi and horror (like 50's etc).
    Lauren D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2008
    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. V Super Reviewer

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