Dr. Paul Armstrong (writer/director/star Larry Blamire) and his ditzy bottle-blonde wife, Betty (Fay Masterson), are on the road to a remote cabin where Paul, a meteor specialist, hopes to find an "astral rock" and its central radioactive element, "atmospherium." Then things get really nutty. A group of aliens lose their mutant pet, which is fused with several woodland creatures by a mad scientist using a wacky raygun that looks like a super-soaker water pistol. One of his Dr. Moreau-esque abominations is the cat-like Animala (Jennifer Blaire), who has semi-human qualities and amazing interpretive dance skills. There are a lot of deadpan deliveries, bad sets and foil-covered props. They are all hysterical and, hopefully, all deliberate. Oh, and there's a skeleton, whose role in the film is almost as pointless as its role in the title.
Blamire is plainly a connoisseur of these B-Grade movies, and his adoration leads him to incredibly meticulous recreations of the camp qualities of the genre. He's a kind of self-aware Ed Wood--without the angora fetish. Starring Larry Blamire, Fay Masterson and Andrew Parks. Directed and written by Larry Blamire. Produced by Miguel Valenti. A TriStar release. Rated PG for brief mild language. Running time: 90 min