The Christmas jollies just keeps on coming today with the announcement of illustrator Bradwick McGinty’s 2nd annual Holiday Card (three of them actually) featuring the lost legend: SANTIS! Last year, McGinty “rediscovered” a set of his grandfather’s forgotten Christmas cards which he promptly sold as keepsakes for families and friends, but that was far from the end of the story.
Ichiro Tanaka, a Japanese film collector, contacted McGinty after receiving one of the cards with a information about an “incredibility rare Japanese monster movie from 1966… originally titled USA Holiday Devil Battles Jewish Lamp.” The vision of an Irish potato farmer named Sean O’Feeny, no concrete evidence of the film had ever surfaced… until now.
A team of scientists create a “nu-tomic” weapon in hopes of destroying the beast Meno-rah during it’s annual eight day attack on the innocent people of Japan. But first they need to test their weapon. Where would you test a new kind of “nu-tomic weapon”? THE NORTH POLE! Obviously things don’t go as planned and they awaken the “Atomic Terror” known as Santorg. This bearded cretin makes his way to Japan, and the two beasts fight to the bitter end in typical monster movie fashion.
For the full story behind USA Holiday Devil Battles Jewish Lamp, be sure to stop by Bradwick McGinty’s site and check out all three movie posters turned holiday greeting cards. Your loved ones with thank you!