KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park
|KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park|
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|Release date:||October 28, 1978|
|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|
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.
In order of appearance:
- KISS' talismen
- Nothing of importance
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.
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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.