Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Santa Claus Conquers the Martinas is one of those movies that are so bad they almost becomes good, out from sheer entertainment value, therebye gaining status as a cult movie. Perhaps the best way to describe it is what would have been the result if Ed Wood had made a family Holiday movie. They obviously had a small budget, and it shows, both in the poor costumes and the painfully bad sets and with a cast gathered from the Broadway shows of the time, the acting feels stiff and staged. Call (The Anderson Tapes, 1971) is surprisingly warm among the cold stiffness of his fellow cast but otherwise the most noteworthy of the casting is a very young Pia Zadora (Hairspray, 1988) in her feature film debut. As the movie moves from one scene to the other you catch yourself saluting the short running time while constantly telling yourself how incredibly bad it is, with a smile, mind you. Watch it for the fun of it all, preferable with fellow fans of laughable bad movies.