the curmudgeonly movie lover’s unpleasant Advent calendar: December 21

All the tinsel too bright and cheery? Click or tap for some holiday anti-cheer!

All this trouble over a fat little man in a red suit! -- Voldar

Stream Santa Claus Conquers the Martians:
• Amazon US [rent or buy (free for Prime members)]
• Apple TV US [rent or buy]
• Paramount+ US [stream]
• Amazon UK [rent or buy (free for Prime members)]
• Apple TV UK [rent or buy]


the curmudgeonly movie lover’s unpleasant Advent calendar

December 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

(This is a rerun of a project I did in 2007. That’s long enough ago that it’s worth bringing back!)
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Steve Gagen
Steve Gagen
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 2:37pm

Now why haven’t I come across this film previously? It’s been around since 1964. It sounds right out there with Plan 9 from Outer Space! It looks pretty dreadful – but does it cross that threshold into the realm of so bad that it’s good? A must-watch!

David_Conner
David_Conner
reply to  Steve Gagen
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 9:01pm

It’s a must-see for bad movie fans, but you may want to watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version.