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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

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There isn't much not to like about this homage to 1950s monster movies. The terrible special effects and editing are second only to the absurdity of plot and awful dialog. The whole package, which was filmed outside of LA for $10,000, is hilarious. It's one of those movies that will install new catchphrases into our culture in no time flat. The film follows scientist Dr. Paul Armstrong and his wife, Betty, on a trip to examine a meteor which recently fell. Dr. Armstrong believes that the meteor will be rich in Atmospherium, a very valuable element. Unfortunately, there are other parties in need of Atmospherium, including two aliens who have crash landed on Earth and a mad scientist who needs the element to revive the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. It's hard to do this film justice in words, but lovers of cheesy black and white monster films of yore should love this film. My only real complaint is that about 15 minutes of nonsense could have probably been edited out, but then again, the films that this one is paying tribute to had the same problem, so if it was well-edited it would probably seem less authentic. This film is currently in very limited release around the country, and may never see wide release, but if the opporunity is there, Lost Skeleton is one to be caught in the theater.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2005 02:10  


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