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Bad Christmas Movies

Postby Cock-Robin » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Have you ever seen a movie that was so BAD, it was actually good?? I remember a movie I watched as a kid, and it really creeped me out. It was a movie called Santa Claus:

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It was made in 1959 in Mexico, then dubbed in English in 1960. It tries to be cute, but ends up creepy. It was so bad, that it has been featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 more than once:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBAkX8vWflY

It takes everything you know about Santa and turns it on its head. The cute promo at top doesn't give a clue to how bad it really is. Santa doesn't live at the North Pole, but in outer space in a crystal castle. There are no elves to help him, just children he has kidnapped from around the world who sing to him in trance-like voices.

He is aided by Merlin the Wizard, who supplies him with powder of dreams, (You didn't know Santa was a drug lord in his off days, did you?) a flower to disappear and other stuff like that. He has a lab that looks like Pee Wee's Playhouse gone weird, with an eye on a stalk that looks at you, an ear on a satellite dish, and a computer with big lips that would frighten little children. But more than that, he has these wind-up mechanical reindeer who will turn into dust in sunlight, (must be related to Dracula) and laugh in a way that chilled me when I was a kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwkkctAZM_Q

Remind you of a scene from Evil Dead 2?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_xJUQxE9tY

He has a villain who tries to stop him, a devil named Pitch

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who tries to make kids do evil and defeat Santa. He blows in the ear of a little girl and gives her nightmares of dancing dolls straight from the Walking Dead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amfu1gvM5U0

After several narrow escapes, Santa does defeat the devil and deliver his toys to...well...five houses in Mexico City.

There are few Christmas movies worse than this one, like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnEJrwYXXsI

or Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny, which I'm not even going to show here, or the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3-Df7ROAxA

Can anybody think of a Christmas movie that they regret seeing, or seeing again looked funny when it was just horrible?
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Re: Bad Christmas Movies

Postby krawler » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:07 pm

Every year I try to get my family to watch the MST3K version of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

Once was enough for them, alas.
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Re: Bad Christmas Movies

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:55 am

CR: that sounds like something out of the mind of Stephen King...almost... :)
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