The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Sci-Fi Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 6, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Mad scientists, bug-eyed monsters, alien invaders, and black-clad women who perform interpretive dances battle for center stage in this parody of '50s sci-fi flicks. Dr. Paul Armstrong (Larry Blamire) is a scientist studying alien rock formations that have crashed to Earth. When Armstrong and his wife Betty (Fay Masterson) learn that a cache of Atmospherium, a radioactive mineral found in meteorites, has been found in the desert, he sets out to find it, but he has competition -- Dr. Fleming (Brian Howe), a rival scientist who plans to use the high-powered substance to bring a cave-dwelling creature back to life. Meanwhile, Lattis (Susan McConnell) and Kro-Bar (Andrew Parks) are aliens from the planet Marva who have crash-landed on Earth and need Atomspherium to get their spacecraft back in the air. Hoping to foil the plans of Dr. Armstrong, and aware of the arrival of the aliens, Fleming steals a "Transmutaron" from Kro-bar that allows him to create Animala (Jennifer Blaire), a sultry neo-beatnik who will crash the Armstrong's cocktail party and sow the seeds of marital discord between Paul and Betty, making it easier for Fleming to recover the valuable rock formations. Larry Blamire also served as writer and director for The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.



alien [not human], Beatnik, dinner-party, femme-fatale, mad-scientist, meteor, radioactivity, spacecraft