The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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.

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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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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
Darren Reed
as The Mutant
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Critic Reviews for The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (21)

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

April 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

April 1, 2004 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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

March 12, 2004 | Rating: 2/4

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.

March 12, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

March 12, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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

March 11, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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
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
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

I love these soft earth funnels.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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