Amy Guskin wrote:
> >> JMS seems to be having a great time writing the volume descriptions. Check
> >> out
> >> http://www.babylon5scripts.com/Vol02.htm .
> > He's been looking at those blurbs for horror movies from the '50's
> > again, hasn't he? <<
> Which reminds me: if you haven't seen "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" yet,
> run, do not walk, to your local video store and rent it. Now. I'm serious.
> It's incredibly funny, and should inspire many drinking games. It's a parody
> of 50s horror movies, but done by playing it as a nearly absolutely deadpan
> straight homage. It's just hilarious. Trust me. Go get it. Now.
I have to concur with Amy's description of the movie. I picked it up
on a whim on DVD and loved it. (The ancillary features are also pretty
funny.) If you know the SF/horror movies produced during the period
they're spoofing -- and sadly I've seen all of them, from the really
yucky stuff to the silly stuff, Attack of the Crab Monster, Robot
Monster, on and on -- then you're the perfect audience for this
particular movie, which also shows what you can do with something like
forty grand to make a movie. It's just fall-over funny.