Looking for a truly terrible holiday film? Forget the Lifetime and Hallmark channels. You can even forget SANTA CLAUS VERSUS THE MARTIANS. No, if you really want to get to the bottom of the Christmas dreck pile you really must view the 1959 Mexican film SANTA CLAUS VS. THE DEVIL, better known as SANTA CLAUS. This flick has everything: dancing devils, racist and cultural stereotypes (African children in leopard skin breechcloths and with bones in their hair, Cuban and Asian children brandishing rifles), good versus evil, abysmal production values, and stilted acting. This film is so bad that it received the MST3K treatment.
I'll not bother you with details about the cast -- you won't know who they are, anyway.
Will the devil destroy Christmas and sway the boys and girls of the world to the naughty list?
Without further ado, here's the movie that will make you appreciate such holiday turkeys as SANTA JUNIOR, THE SANTA INCIDENT, MOONLIGHT AND MISTLETOE, HATS OFF TO CHRISTMAS!, THE SANTA SWITCH, SURVIVING CHRISTMAS, FINDING CHRISTMAS, THE NAUGHTY LIST, and even David Hasselhoff's acting chops in THE CHRISTMAS CONSULTANT.
Lots of bad movies for any season, I guess. The only bad Christmas movie for me is BAD SANTA. Just don't like it although my mother did.ReplyDelete