The 1964 kiddie-matinee feature Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is on every “Worst Films of All Time” list imaginable.
There is a reason for that – it deserves it!
It has been riffed by MST3K, Cinematic Titanic and Elvira.
Kids on Mars (the little girl martian is played by Pia Zadora) are depressed as they watch Santa programs coming in from Earth TV. The leaders of Mars decide the kids need a Santa so they come to Earth and kidnap ours.
Now you’d think connecting Mars with Christmas would be a rare occurrence. Well, no.
Meet The Christmas Martian.
This low-budget atrocity from Quebec (French-Canada) features an alien visitor to a small town during the yuletide season. It makes Santa Claus conquers the Martians look like a freaking epic by comparison. The fishnet stockinged mime that plays the titular creature is just too damn creepy for my taste.
Here it is, dubbed in English.
And while we’re on the topic of martians and Santa, we might as well throw in this little stocking stuffer: The Single Santa and the Satellite – if only to alleviate the pain.
Extra bonus: (most likely for a limited time)
The MST3K riffed version!