Public Domain Movie Of The Week: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

santa-claus-conquers-the-martiansI’ve been wanting to get this up as the Movie of the Week for a while, but I had to force myself to wait until Christmas. Not only is this a great holiday movie, it’s also always near the top of worst movie ever made lists.

Nearly everything about the movie is bad. Odd story, bad acting, worse costumes, absent production values, and uncomfortable scenes between Santa and the kids. The only thing that could draw any compliments would be the inclusion of some stock footage. It doesn’t make the movie any better, but it doesn’t make it worse, either.

The children of Mars are looking for something to relieve the boredom of Martian life, where all the knowledge they’ll ever need is fed into their heads and they have no individuality. But parents notice the kids love watching Earth TV, where they are exposed to Santa Claus. To inject a little fun into Martian children’s lives, the adults decide they need a Santa of their own, so they go to Earth to kidnap him. The movie goes on to hit all the Christmas high points- joy, marry-making, and terrorist plots.

If you’re going to see one Martian Christmas movie this year, why not make it this one?

Grab yourself up a copy at the Internet Archive before they’re all gone!

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