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Don Buday (written by)
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28 October 1978 (USA) See more »
The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux... See more » | Add synopsis »
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"What's That Humming Noise?" See more (80 total) »


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Peter Criss ... Cat Man

Ace Frehley ... Space Ace

Gene Simmons ... The Demon

Paul Stanley ... Star Child

Anthony Zerbe ... Abner Devereaux
Carmine Caridi ... Calvin Richards
Deborah Ryan ... Melissa

John Dennis Johnston ... Chopper
John Lisbon Wood ... Slime

Lisa Jane Persky ... Dirty Dee
John Chappell ... Snede
Terry Lester ... Sam
Don Steele ... Himself
Richard Hein ... Guard

Brion James ... Guard
Mary Kay Morse ... Girl on Pyramid
Sandra Pann ... Mother
Bill Hudson ... Man in Kiss Booth
Leon Delaney ... Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wynema Gonzagowski ... Kiss Army / Concert (uncredited)
Canyon High School Band ... Park Marching Band (uncredited)
Elliott Mason ... Kid at Gate (uncredited)
Douglas W. Randall ... Peter Criss photo double (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte ... The roadie (uncredited)

Dorinda Townsend ... Band Groupie (uncredited)
Marc Winters ... KISS Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Hessler 
Writing credits
Jan Michael Sherman (written by) (as Jan-Michael Sherman) and
Don Buday (written by)

Produced by
William M. Aucoin .... executive producer: KISS
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
Terry Morse Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin  (as Hoyt Curtain)
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Production Design by
James Hulsey  (as James G. Hulsey)
Set Decoration by
John H. Anderson  (as John Anderson)
Makeup Department
Lon Bentley .... makeup artist (as Edward L. Bentley)
Lynn Del Kail .... hair stylist (as Lynn Dell P. Kail)
Production Management
Louis M. Heyward .... executive in charge of production
Art Levinson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Penny Adams .... second assistant director (as Penny Adams Flowers)
Hal Galli .... first assistant director
Art Department
Bill Hudson .... property master (as William L. Hudson)
Sound Department
James Pilcher .... sound mixer
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Don B. Courtney .... special effects (as Don Courtney)
Terry W. King .... special effects foreman
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Beard Sr. .... key grip (as Bill Beaird Sr.)
Jim Bowie .... gaffer
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator (as Joe Valentine)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernest Misko .... costumer
Editorial Department
Barry L. Gold .... assistant film editor (as Barry Gold)
Music Department
Fred Karlin .... composer: fight sequences music
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Michael Tronick .... music editor
Bob Badami .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Wayne Roberts .... transportation captain
Other crew
Ken Anderson .... production coordinator: KISS
Neal Barbera .... production assistant
Rick Grimaldi .... production executive: KISS
Lester Hoyle .... script supervisor (as Les Hoyle)
Tobi C. Singleton .... production coordinator

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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Band members were upset by the fact that most newspaper print ads for the movie featured photos of Gene Simmons that were larger than, and seemingly overshadowed, those of other members.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Cat Man:Weird type of person. I wonder who could've done it?
Star Child:Good question, Cat Man. What do you compute, Space Ace?
Space Ace:Insufficient data at the moment, Star Child.
Cat Man:We better look into it.
The Demon:[growls]
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
"What's That Humming Noise?", 16 January 2006
Author: MetalGeek from New Jersey, USA

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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