Yes, its bad; we know. In fact Santa Claus Conquers the Martians was hailed as one of 100 worst movies of all time on IMDb and described by many as the worst of all the Christmas movie flops to date. Yet, its there. And for the past 47 years it made thousands cry… with laughter. So why not share some of that unconventional cheer this holiday season.
Are you ready than? Get your family, some popcorn, and open your heart for the poorly written and silly children’s movie which according to one movie critic is “like a car accident unfolding before your eyes, it’s impossible to look away even if only to see how bad it can get.”

Written by Paul L Jacobson and directed by Nicholas Webster in 1964, this science fiction Holiday flick was made on a shoe string budget and received mix response, some very extreme. Yet, putting aside the somewhat poorly written script, the storyline is very sweet and could just be the thing your family needs this holiday season.
Basically, its Christmas time even on Mars. And just like anywhere else the children are all glued up to the family TV sets watching the countless reports about Santa. There is only one problem; the leaders of this famous Red Planet are not that sure what to do with their kids awaiting the visit of the “gift-bearing earthling”. They know, however, that something needs to be done, and so two of the martians, Voldar and Dropo, are sent to earth on a mission to kidnap the one and only Santa Claus.
Search for Santa is not an easy task thou and so the martians kidnap two local kids, Betty and Billy, so that they lead them to the residence of this lovely and chubby old man; a point in the story where the action really takes off.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians might not have the best script, the best of editing, or… well the list goes on, but sometimes all you need is one silly movie to truly bright up your day. Give it a try! You just might be surprised.

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