Filmmaker Larry Blamire got in touch to tip us off that he’s in preproduction on a sequel to his 2001 cult flick THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA (pictured), titled THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN. Blamire provided Fango the following cheeky synopsis for the follow-up to his homage/spoof of ’50s sci-fi/horror: “Dr. Paul Armstrong [no doubt to be played by Blamire, who originated the role in CADAVRA], missing in the jungle for two years and now a bitter alcoholic because science let him down, is needed by the government to help find a powerful new rock, Jerranium 90. His loyal wife Betty [presumably CADAVRA’s Faye Masterson] knows he’ll probably come home when he’s ready, but doesn’t hesitate to join the expedition.
“Also along is Peter Fleming, twin of the late Dr. Roger Fleming [portrayed by Brian Howe in CADAVRA], trying to restore the family name, who finds among the stuff he inherited from his brother a skull that begins to take him over,” Blamire continues. “Seems the only thing that will restore the Lost Skeleton’s body is the legendary ‘Dalp of Annacrabb,’ which just happens to be made of…Jerranium 90.”
Catch all that? If not, the filmmaker offers a bit more regarding the storyline: “And so, led by Jungle Brad—twin brother of the late Ranger Brad [Dan Conroy in CADAVRA], the expedition is soon underway, encountering characters old and new as they seek to obtain the powerful rock in the only place it can be found: the dreaded ‘Valley of the Monsters.’ Hot on their trail are villains who want the same thing, and will stop at nothing until they get the same thing.”
Blamire, who last wrote and directed THE TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD, is set to begin shooting THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN in and around Los Angeles this coming January. Expect more news in the coming weeks.