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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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Cat Man
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Space Ace
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Star Child
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Abner Devereaux
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Calvin Richards
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Melissa
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Chopper
John Lisbon Wood ...
Slime
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Dirty Dee
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Snede
Terry Lester ...
Sam
Don Steele ...
Himself
Richard Hein ...
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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 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 <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Attack of the Phantoms  »

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According to Paul Stanley in VH1's "KISS: Behind The Music", Ace Frehley often failed to show up during shooting, so Ace's stunt double, an African-American, had to act in some scenes and fill in for Ace on some of the fight scenes. The stunt double's voice was overdubbed to sound like Ace (there are differing versions as to whether Ace or a sound-alike did the overdubbing). See more »

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When Star Child finds the electrode on Sam's neck, a close-up of Paul's hand clearly shows a wedding ring mark. See more »

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Star Child: Does everybody feel good?
[audience goes crazy]
Star Child: Are you ready for the real KISS?
[audience goes even more crazy]
Star Child: Are you ready to rock and roll?
[audience goes even *more* crazy]
Star Child: All right then. Let's go.
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"What's That Humming Noise?"
16 January 2006 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK... what a film! I first encountered this film as a Movie-Of-The Week on TV when I was about nine years old. I thought it was great then, of course, because back then (late '70s) ANYTHING Kiss-related was "great." When I saw it again years later on the late movie I found it hard to keep my drink from spraying out of my nose while I laughed hysterically through the entire movie. I ran out and found the movie on VHS the next day and spent many a happy Saturday night during college exposing my friends to this underrated gem. It became a surrogate "Rocky Horror" midnight movie for the metal heads in my dorm. The other posts on this movie have already beaten the "plot" (or lack thereof) to death so I don't need to berate it any further. Let's just say this: the script is hilariously bad, as are the performances, the special effects, etc., etc. But for KISS fans this is mandatory viewing at least once. In fact, I use this film as a litmus test when speaking to other KISS fans to find out how hardcore they are. I ask "Have you seen KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM?" and if they answer "Yes," I ask "How many times?" If the answer is more than five times, then I know I'm in the company of a hardcore member of the KISS Army. The band may hate this movie (I believe they even sued a DVD distributor recently for releasing the film on DVD and had it taken out of circulation) but I simply can't get enough of the Star-Child ("you're looking for someone...but it's not KISS"), Space Ace ("Insufficient data, Starchild! ACK!"), the Demon (There ARE no right hands but OURS!"), and the Cat Man ("Gene's brother was an only child!")in action. It's a bad movie to end all bad movies. I love bad movies, and I love KISS, so for me it's a match made in heaven.


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