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Holiday Viewing: ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’

Even without the benefit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians provides plenty of comedy, albeit not in the way director Nicholas Webster and writers Paul L. Jacobson (who co-produced the film) and Glenville Mareth intended. Or maybe they did, and the cheery news reporter’s opening-scene…

Holiday Movie: ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’

There are b-movies and c-movies and then there’s this holiday confection, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” The title alone should tell you everything you need to know about how seriously this 1964 release takes itself. We file this one under “So bad, it’s good.” Actually, make that under “So bad,…