Win four tickets to live Santa Claus vs. The Devil riff with The Mads!
While some may be celebrating the month of December with jolly and festive marathons, beloved Mystery Science Theater 3000 duo Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, better known as The Mads, as they are hosting a new live riff of the cult classic holiday horror fantasy Santa Claus vs. The Devil and Dumb Industries has provided ComingSoon.net with four complimentary tickets for our readers to win! All you have to do to win is email your name with the subject line, “SANTA CLAUS VS. THE DEVIL” to [email protected] and four lucky winners will be chosen on December 14!
The Mads are back in this special holiday livestream as they riff on the bizarre 1959 Mexican cult classic Santa Claus vs. The Devil from co-writer/director Rene Cardona that sees the titular gift giver working from his Toyland castle in outer space and finds himself battling against a demon named Pitch sent to Earth by Lucifer with the intent on ruining Christmas by killing Santa and making all of the children on Earth do evil.
MST3K previously featured riffs on the film before, first in a Christmas Eve 1993 episode in which they viewed the dubbed and slightly-edited English-language version of the film produced for the U.S. in 1960 under the direction of Ken Smith. They would later revisit it in December 2014 when the series, part of Rifftrax, performed a live riff of the film in theaters nationwide.
The livestream riff is set to air on Tuesday, December 15 at 8 p.m. EST and will feature a special Q&A with Frank and Trace and special guests that have yet to be announced and tickets are currently available for purchase on Eventbrite for $10! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Friends in Need Food Shelf in Trace’s home area of Minneapolis.
Viewers will be sent a private link to the event an hour prior to showtime and will also gain access to re-watch and download the livestream for personal viewing after the show, though it will not be available for purchase following the show’s conclusion.