NR, 81 min.
Director: Nicholas Webster
Writers: Glenville Mareth, Paul L. Jacobson (story)
Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora, Leila Martin, Charles Renn, James Cahill, Ned Wertimer, Doris Rich, Carl Don
This movie is just awful. Of course, how could anyone expect it not to be? Like many awful movies however, it’s not as fun as you’d hope it would be to experience its awfulness. The main problem… it is oh so incredibly dull. I fell asleep on this movie twice before reaching the half hour mark. I tried one last time with a little more sleep and some caffeine and somehow made it through. I might’ve still nodded off a bit at one point.
The movie involves a plot by Martians to kidnap Santa so he can teach the children of Mars to live with the same joy as Earth children. This is very low budget stuff. You can see the seams in the cardboard sets. The costuming is ridiculously childish. And yet, the drama is acted in defiant earnestness.
So for your viewing pleasure, here's their version instead of the original.