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  • Summary: An homage to the low-budget science fiction movies of the 1950's and early 60's, this story begins when Dr. Paul Armstrong (Blamire) and his lovely wife Betty (Masterson) head into the mountains in search of a recently fallen meteor containing the rare element atmosphereum.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. 75
    A cheerfully trashy, dead-on spoof of the B-movie genre, boasts the kind of cheese-tastic effects, overcooked dialogue and rigid performances that would make Ed Wood proud.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    75
    Given that the B-to-Z movies parodied in Cadavra were funny to begin with, it begs the question as to why writer-director-star Larry Blamire and company bothered. I think they’re not so much nostalgic for this type of movie as they are for the kind of laughter it provoked.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Affectionate spoof merits appreciation as a not-so-dumb salute to another era's ultra-dumb genre conventions.
  4. As deliberately silly as the film is, it is very knowing and carefully thought out.
  5. The Lost Skeleton also reminds you that real filmmaking -- the illusion of one event following another -- is actually a skill.
  6. 40
    It’s amusing, but it also eventually becomes tedious, like a comedy sketch that milks a good joke just a little too long.
  7. 20
    There's "so bad it's good," but there's also "just plain bad," and Skeleton's pre-processed shittiness spoils the fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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