RiffTrax Live Warms the Chestnuts of K. Gordon Murray's 1959 Bizarro Flick Santa Claus

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I must concede that I am unfamiliar with producer K. Gordon Murray's 1959 film Santa Claus but the holiday theme and billing as a "bizarre" movie make it perfect fodder for RiffTrax Live No. 14 (a.k.a. Mystery Science Theater 3000's Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett riffing on movies beamed live into more than 600 theaters, including five in Orange County).

It does sound worthy given the description from imdb (2.4 stars): "With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas." René Cardona directed and wrote the story with Adolfo Torres Portillo, and José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas and José Luis Aguirre star.

The one-night-only RiffTrax showings at 8 p.m. Thursday will be at: Huntington Beach 20 (on Edinger), the Orange 30 (at the former Block), Orange Stadium Promenade (on Katella), Aliso Viejo 20 and Irvine Spectrum. Follow the links here for individual ticket info: riff.me/RiffTraxSANTA.

The RiffTrax crew has already skewered Sharknado, Godzilla and Anaconda this year. They will be filmed live on stage from Nashville for the Santa Claus event. Check out the trailer on the next page:

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More info: RiffTrax.com/LIVE.


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