My friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of another “Lost Skeleton” film? Well, even if it can’t, I don’t know if it matters. I’ll discuss it in a moment. But first, you may ask, “What does he mean by this ‘Lost Skeleton’ film of which he speaks?” It is a natural question that a person with questions such as yourself might naturally ask. Since I am a man of the type that enjoys the answering of questions that a person with questions will find themselves liking to ask, I will enjoy answering for you.
In 2001, Larry Blamire wrote and directed a film, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, a parody of low budget science fiction films of the late 1950s. Until that time, I had never seen a movie that was so silly. Here is the trailer for it, but I will warn you, the overpowering glory of its silliness can only be experienced by watching the whole film:
Blamire shot the film with a group of his friends, including established actors Brian Howe, Fay Masterson, and Andrew Parks. So after the first took off among film geeks, the band got back together in 2008 to create the sequel, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again. Unlike the original, it is beautifully shot, going after that studio B-picture look. Actually, it does a lot better than that. When the film is not chin-deep in silliness, it is presenting really beautiful shots. Here is the trailer with what I thought was the funniest monologue in the film:
That laugh in the middle of the monologue is priceless. And the back-lighting! Everyone’s working so hard on it: actor, director, cinematographer. Unfortunately, the writer just phoned it in, and he was really drunk.
Well, it is 2013 and we’ve been promised another “Lost Skeleton” film. Larry Blamire teamed up with special effects artist Cleve Hall to produce, The Lost Skeleton Walks Among Us. Last year at this time, Blamire tweeted out the following image to announce the collaboration:
Then on 18 January of this year, Blamire released the following image to announce that they would soon be announcing a kickstarter drive:
And then… Nothing! But don’t worry. I’m on the case. There will be updates! My friend, can your heart stand the wait?
Update (17 November 2013 3:46)
I just saw that The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is currently streaming on Netflix. But the DVD has lots of nice extras. Regardless, if you haven’t seen it and you have Netflix, you owe it to yourself to watch it.
Update (18 November 2013 10:32)
Larry Blamire responded:
— Larry Blamire (@larryblamire) November 19, 2013