Try as it might, Hollywood has never been able to produce enough Christmas movies to meet the demand. This was especially true during the 50s and 60s when the baby boom kids needed something to do other than drive mom and dad to drink and pop pills.
So a few enterprising businessmen made their own holiday movies to fill the void. This is one of those films. Not one tiny trace of professionalism or competence went into it. The people who made it should be thrown in jail. It is utterly horrifying. And a laugh riot. And we'd like to share it with you and yours this Christmas season. For free!
KVRX presents WEIRD WEDNESDAY
THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS TREE
DECEMBER 20 MIDNIGHT, FREE, DIR. RICHARD PARRISH, 1965, 35MM, 65 MIN, NR
Here it is: the evil Christmas movie we've all secretly been waiting for. It made its producers wealthy men and it turned a generation of children into santaphobic sociopaths. We are still paying the cost. It's a very strange film and we're not sure why anyone would make it, but two words come to mind: Malicious Intent. Why else would the young hero be abducted by a witch and forced to plant Satan's magic seed in his backyard? The seed grows into a tree that gives him three wishes. Then the kid abducts Santa Claus, straps him to a chair and abuses him until he gets all the toys in the world. Plus there's a long race between a lawnmower and a turtle and more tomfoolery presided over by the powers of Darkness. We cannot be held responsible for any lasting trauma. (Lars)
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