ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents a film screening of “Santa Claus, aka Santa Claus vs. the Devil” Thursday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. in the library’s Community Room and simultaneously via Zoom. This event is free, open to all and recommended for adults and teens.

Enjoy this free screening of a terrible holiday cult classic! This 1959 Mexican fantasy film, directed by Rene Cardona and dubbed in English under the direction of Ken Smith, features Santa and Merlin battling a demon named Pitch to save Christmas. Did you know that the episode of the comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” featuring this film originated the phrase “nightmare fuel”? (Thanks, Crow T. Robot!)

For those joining in-person, “talking back” to the film à la MST3K is encouraged!

For more information or to request the Zoom link, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. Dec. 22 and include the title of the film in the subject line.