Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

The biggest, most brightly-wrapped gift under the colorful Christmas tree is a new digital restoration of the unforgettable 1964 B-movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, best known as the screen debut of actress/singer Pia Zadora.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1964
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

[A] hilariously bad stab at sci-fi.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

4 stars for bad-movie buffs, 1 star for the rest of humanity.

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

Who knew this would be the pinnacle of Pia Zadora's career?

Howard Thompson
New York Times

Adults may find it obvious and as square-cut as cheese. But let's face it. From now till you-know-when, the youngsters are all that matter.

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TV Guide

This is, without exaggeration, one of the single worst films ever made, which hasn't prevented it from becoming a cult classic.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Better than 'Mars Needs Women', but worse than 'Teenagers from Outer Space' . . .

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Jason Bailey

There's no warmth to the movie, no good cheer or happiness, and (at risk of bathing in bathos), ne'er a hint of what makes the season special.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A terrible product of people who wanted to appeal to kids but likely never met one in their lives...

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

White Christmas on a red planet, and not as bad as some people insist.

Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A cult Christmas classic, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" concerns Martians and their selfish, perturbed children who have no fun and hope that… More
Robert C
The ultimate Christmas cheese!
Aj V
I just happened to catch this movie on TV the other night, unfortunately. It's got an interesting story, which may have been the inspiration for… More
xGary Xx
Some films are so bad, they're funny. Some films are so bad, they're just BAD.
Cindy I
In the right company and with loads of "adult" beverages, this one could be a scream. But watch it alone and you'd wish you were dead just to… More
Daniel Hetteix
Hooray For Santy Claus... err, no. This movie is beyond terrible. Try to cram Plan Nine From Outer Space, The Three Stooges, and some general Yuletide Spirit… More