Santa Claus Conquers the Martians / Beast from Haunted Cave (Elvira's Movie Macabre Double Feature)
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The movie "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians" is somewhat of a cult classic as it is, because it is so 'cheezy', that mice everywhere are stirring to watch it!
Add Elvira's wit and sarcasm to it, and you have a fun DVD experience.
The movie features a young Pia Zadora, as an alien child who wants to experience Christmas along with the other Martian children, and what better way to do that, than for the Martian leaders to kidnap Santa Claus (and two kids who were in the wrong place at the wrong time)?
Apparently, the film's budget was lower than that of the average Elementary school play, if one takes a look at the cheap, 'cheezy' costumes the Martians are wearing (They look like part Freak Show performers, and part "unused extras" from the famous "Nutcracker" play).
Oh, and look for the Polar Bear in this movie....so realistic you wont believe your eyes.......(sarcasm)
Two of the highlights of this episode are:
1. The beginning "claymation" like segment of the show (although Santa Claus might disagree....the kids probably shouldnt see this part)
2. The sexy "Santa" outfit that Elvira wears will melt any amount of snow.
The other movie on this DVD, "Beast From Haunted Cave": ???????
I have watched EVERY episode of the new and improved, Season One, of "Elvira's Movie Macabre" and this is NOT one of them!
I dont know if this is a Season Two episode (if there even is a Season Two...I hope that there will be!), a never before seen Season One episode, or, most likely, an episode from the old "Elvira's Movie Macabre".Read more ›
Beast From Haunted Cave is another story. The movie was produced by Roger Corman and his brother Gene Corman. And it is very boring for the most part. The sound is bad, the film is badly lit, and the monster hardly ever appears. And when the monster does appear, you can't see it in all its glory thanks to the bad lighting. Definitely a 1 star movie, but the segments with Elvira are good enough to make it a 3 star episode.
So, she does it yet again. Elvira has made two more bad movies watchable thanks to her hilarious commentary and skits.
But first the good stuff: Elvira's Christmas episode is an amazing barrage of sexy costumes, eye-rolling (and head-rolling) jokes and a slick claymation introduction sequences that goes down (pun intended!) as a highlight of the series. The second, unaired episode is pad for the course stuff, though it still manages to subsist on Elvira's wit and knack for snappy wisecracks.
The downside to these DVDs is that all of the movies are easily obtainable domain films that are cut for television and usually presented in less-than-stellar prints. "Beast From Haunted Cave", for instance, looks the same as those old Brentwood DVD releases.
If you like Elvira, get this of the big box (...) set. Don't get these for the movies because you will be disappointed.
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I Love to watch Elvira and this had Christmas scifi Movie I like to watch just for fun it's not the best but its a Movie you could watch with the familyPublished 4 months ago by Timothy R. Bailey
I first saw this film as a child and it was kind of a Christmas tradition. Though a B movie the service was great and the delivery was on time.Published on March 10, 2014 by Patrick M. Came
Perfect just as described I don't know what else to say but thanks I couldn't be more happy thanks a lotPublished on March 9, 2014 by Scott Ray Pierson
I liked it, Martians was good but the cave stunk even with Elvira's comments. Its worth it for santa conquers martiansPublished on January 24, 2014 by Desiree Soper