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27 July 2006 @ 09:20 am
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra  
Back at the 2004 Boskone or WorldCon (I can't quite remember which, though I think it was Boskone) there was this really interesting exhibit of ... well, call it schlock movie paraphernalia purporting to be from a 50's movie called The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. OK, it was obvious this wasn't a real bad 50's movie, but the folks involved with the spoof/homage had gone to great lengths to create all the standard give-aways and promo pieces one would have expected from a movie of that type.

Last night, at daughter K's Hollywood Video store, we found a copy of the movie itself.

It is marvelously and hilariously bad - on purpose, of course. There are a few things I would have liked to have been done better, mainly costumes/hair styles and the dialog (which was a little too ad-lib and allowed a lot of modern idiom as well as failing to sound quite as blissfully stilted as they were going for - since one of the characters seemed to have been scripted to speak that way on purpose it rather spoiled the disconnect). On the whole, however, it was a very enjoyable way to spend a mindless evening.

And there's Animala. Rowr.
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FilkerDavefilkerdave on July 27th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
I don't recall this, so I'm thinking it was Boskone rather than N4.

You need to fix your link, BTW. It's got a comma after www.
madfilkentistmadfilkentist on July 27th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
I hadn't realized there was an actual movie to go with the promotion.
Scott Snyderbardiclug on July 27th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
Amanda LOVES (and I can't stress that enough) this movie. :)
gorgeousgarygorgeousgary on July 28th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)