Every Friday, Fandor’s curators select a film to highlight. This week’s Featured Release is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians directed by Nicholas Webster.
“…a Christmasy little movie, with science-fiction trimmings for fledgling astronauts. Adults may find it obvious and as square-cut as cheese.” – Howard Thompson, The New York Times
This cult holiday classic has everything you need to make Christmas extra merry: an addictive theme song, fantastically retro sets, and Santa Claus of course! Hoping to cheer up their depressed children, a group of Martians head to Earth to kidnap Santa. Along the way, they learn the true meaning of Christmas – and you will too! So, grab your kids, whip up some eggnog and enjoy this kitschy holiday favorite on Fandor.
For more on Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Dennis Harvey takes a humorous look at the who, when and why of this holiday oddity over on Keyframe:
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Take 1 (December 20, 2013)