On This Day In 1978 KISS Met The Phantom Of The Park

I remember being in 8th grade when this aired. As a 13 year old it was definitely the highlight of my life! Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park was a 1978 made-for-television musical-fantasy film starring Kiss and produced by the animation studio of Hanna-Barbera Productions. The film's plot revolves around Kiss, who use their superpowers to battle an evil inventor (Abner Devereaux, played by Anthony Zerbe) and to save a California amusement park from destruction.


NBC aired the film at the height of Kiss' popularity in the United States. Due to the film's poor acting and semi-comedic script, most Kiss fans disliked the film. Despite the film's poor quality, it has attained cult film status. The members of Kiss themselves despised the film for making them appear buffoonish. For years after its airing, no one who worked for the group was permitted to mention the film in their presence.



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