KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Music  |  28 October 1978 (USA)
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The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux. Devereaux has found a way to clone humans into robots in his laboratory at an ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cat Man
Space Ace
Star Child
Abner Devereaux
Carmine Caridi ...
Calvin Richards
Deborah Ryan ...
John Lisbon Wood ...
Dirty Dee
John Chappell ...
Terry Lester ...
Richard Hein ...


The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux. Devereaux has found a way to clone humans into robots in his laboratory at an amusement park. It just so happens that he plans to uses the KISS concert as a platform to unleash his plan on the world. KISS must use their special powers to stop him. Written by Josh Pasnak <>

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28 October 1978 (USA)  »

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Attack of the Phantoms  »

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1.33 : 1
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KISS nearly broke up after the film because Ace Frehley and Peter Criss were increasingly unhappy. Their manager, Bill Aucoin, suggested that the band split up temporarily and record solo albums. Ace's album ended up with a top single. See more »


When Melissa is in Abner Devereaux's workshop, looking for her fiancé, an animatronic barbershop quartet is in various stages of assembly. Far left is just a head. They are activated and sing a bit, panning to the right. At the start, the head on the table is facing left. When the camera pans back, the head is facing the camera. See more »


Melissa: Unreal! I'd heard about your talisman, but I didn't think they really existed. What's that humming noise?
Space Ace: Beethoven's Fifth.
The Demon: It's the cosmic forcefield that protects our talisman.
Melissa: Pretty mystical. And if you didn't have them?
Star Child: With out them, no powers.
Cat Man: We're just ordinary human beings.
The Demon: Not quite ordinary.
Melissa: Too bad everybody doesn't have a talisman.
Star Child: But they do, they just haven't realized it.
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References The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964) See more »

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Nice Cheesy Film...
7 May 2003 | by (Green Bay, WI) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for monstrous special effects (even by 1970's standards), this is not the film for you...

If you are a KISS fan, it is definitely worth a watching. Especially if you are a classic KISS fan.

Brief synopsis: KISS is about to play for an amusement park. The brains behind this park (Abner Deveraux played by Anthony Zerbe) grows resentful that a rock-n-roll band is overshadowing the technical expertise that he created at this park. He vows all-out war against the band using his creations to attack the band members. And their secret talisman which gives them powers.

BTW, Gene Simmons does most of his own stunts, probably preparing himself for a future theatrical career (which he did, in the 1980's). Peter Criss's lines are dubbed in by a voice guy from Hanna Barbera. Strange how Peter Criss sounds the same as Dirk Daring from G-Force.

Anthony Zerbe does a great job in acting as the villain in this one. His best IMHO is in North and South as General Grant.

Ok, this is not an epic adventure that got critical acclaim, yet after a few beers, it is good entertainment.

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