The Mistress of The Dark, Elvira, is back with another exciting Double Feature DVD, and this one makes a great Christmas gift, in more ways than one!
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".
I guess they wanted to keep the Christmas theme going and decided that this movie would be best. According to Amazon.com, the movie is about a snow beast who apparently whacks a bunch of gangsters.
It should be interesting.
It would have been nice if Elvira and crew had shot new segments and wisecracks just for this movie's DVD release, and it would also be nice if they could give us some BRAND NEW bonus features, instead of using the same ones on every DVD from Season One.
All in all, I think you'll enjoy this DVD.