KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

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KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park
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Production company: Hanna-Barbera
KISS/Aucoin Productions
Release date: October 28, 1978
Run time: 1:34:42
Starring: Peter Criss
Ace Frehley
Gene Simmons
Paul Stanley
Anthony Derbe
Carmine Caridi
Deborah Ryan
Executive producer(s): Joseph Barbera
William M. Aucoin
Producer(s): Terry Morse, Jr.
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Screenplay by: Jan-Michael Sherman and Don Buday
Director(s): Gordon Hessler
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KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, also known as KISS in the Attack of the Phantoms, is a 1978 live-action musical fantasy TV film. The film was a joint production by Hanna-Barbera Productions and KISS/Aucoin Productions (their single production). It aired on October 28, 1978 on NBC. It was written by Jan-Michael Sherman and Don Buday, and directed by Gordon Hessler.

KISS, the rock band, use their superpowers (they've apparently always had) to battle a revenge-seeking engineer from destroying an amusement park after being fired.

The film is used as a major source of inspiration for the 2015 animated direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery, where KISS have superpowers again (which are revealed to be of alien origin), and this time, also have their own theme park.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Gene Simmons Gene Simmons
Peter Criss Peter Criss
Ace Frehley Ace Frehley
Paul Stanley Paul Stanley
Melissa Deborah Ryan
Sam Farrell Terry Lester
Chopper John Dennis Johnston
Dee Lisa Jane Persky
Slime John Lisbon Wood
Calvin Richards Carmine Caridi
Snede John Chappell
Guard #1 Brion James
Guard #2 Richard Hein
Abner Devereaux Anthony Zerbe
Simon Unavailable
Don Steele Himself
Lisa Ashton Unavailable




  • KISS' talismen


  • Nothing of importance





The main music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, while the fight sequences had music by Fred Karlin.


Behind the scenes


  • KISS' connection to the talismen is never explained.
  • Hoyt Curtin is misspelled Hoyt Curtain.
  • Despite only being called Dee in the film, the credits refer to her as Dirty Dee.
  • The only victim of Abner who is freed is Sam.

Critical reception

In other languages

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Home availability


In popular culture

  • In the Family Guy episode "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas", the movie is homaged in another similar movie Peter watches called KISS Saves Santa.