The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all great fun, and Blamire has at least as promising a future as all this nonsense."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Obey the skeleton. Forget all about Mesa of Lost Women. This is the one you've been looking for."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Watching campy movies can be almost as funny as as watching a well-written comedy. However, watching a movie that intentionally mimics bad filmmaking is excruciating."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Blamire tires to re-create [Ed] Wood's stilted dialogue, but just because Wood was bad, it doesn't mean this is an easy job."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Since there's no shortage of enjoyably bad movies out there, why settle for processed cheese when there's real cheddar to be devoured?"
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"Has been made by people who are trying to be bad, which by definition reveals that they are playing beneath their ability."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Everything is just half-hearted in spite of the entertainment value."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It sounds like a marvelous idea... until you actually watch the movie."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"In a way, this failure is a product of its success: so adept is Blamire's backhanded homage that it results in a film every bit as gruelling as its antecedents."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
"A little too true to it sources and ends up reminding you just how boring inept acting, editing and story-telling can be."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Stands out for its convincingly spellbound, Wood-like hermeticism: It feels like the very first '50s sci-fi parody ever made."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A bland inside joke for genre aficionados."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"No, Cadavra isn't for everyone, but what a great gift to fans of drive-in flicks the world over."
‑ David Cornelius,
"An affectionate, amusing tribute to the Ed Wood-style, no-budget science fiction films of the 1950s."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
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