Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
When I was compiling this list and doing research I took one look at the film and thought what had I gotten myself into. I was fully expecting this to be excruciating to watch and that it would put me off doing any more so I was carefully considering when to review this since I like to plan which films I watch when since it’s easier to fit the shorter ones in after a day of work so I was compiling my list of films to watch for a Sunday film binge and I decided to get the worst over and done with and I was pleasantly surprised by this film. By all means it is terrible, and I’m saying that as a fan of terrible films but this has a unique charm about it. The story is rather charming but is let down by the extremely wooden acting and you can forgive the effects and set design since you can write that off as a 60s thing and if you dig deep enough there is a half decent film but you have to dig really deep. What would benefit this film is a remake. Give the story a few tweaks and get some half decent actors and this has TV Christmas special written all over it and that is the films only saving grace.
Christmassy Feel 8/10