It's official. Santa Claus (1959) is the absolute most fucked up Christmas movie of all time. Yes, I said it. In the realm of such films as Black Christmas (1974), Gremlins (1984), and Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), the small Mexican film from director Rene Cardona takes the cake.
You might ask yourself, HOW could a movie that was made as a family film, and played in schools across Mexico for years following it's release, deemed so wrong by the maniacal minds here at Horror Central? Let's begin this glimpse into the most ridiculously horrible Christmas film by taking a quick look at the synopsis as it appears on imdb.com.
Indeed Santa battles the forces of Satan from his fortress in space. A premise that almost seems reminiscent of a Grindhouse film, yet sadly it is not. I can't even begin to tell you the creepy scenes that unravel in this obscure resident of cinematography hell, but a few screen shots from the motion picture will sell my assertion.
Evil Doll: Why don't you steal us. We can all be yours!
Lupita: No, you know that stealing is bad, and I want to be good.
Evil Doll: But you must learn to steal!
Lupita: No. You know stealing is bad, and I want to be good.
Evil Doll: We dolls don't like good little girls!
Lupita: No. To steal is evil, and I don't want to be evil.
Evil Doll: You must be evil if you want a doll!
Lupita: No, you know stealing is evil, and I don't want to be evil.
Evil Doll: Steal, fight, and we will all be yours!
Lupita: No. I don't want to be evil, and stealing is evil.
Evil Doll: You want to good, eh, you don't want to be bad?
Lupita: No, you know stealing is bad, and I want to be good.
Evil Doll: Well then, you'll never have a doll! HAHAHAHAH!
Without further ado... THE MOST FUCKED UP CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME, Santa Claus (1959)