Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Classic Halloween Cinema - Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park

This is a great article on one of the great goofy films of the late 70s. I remember watching this one and thinking it wasn't so bad at the time. I liked Kiss. Unfortunately time reminds us all that our memories are so much kinder to crap than we like to remember.

...of course, anyone who's actually seen the film will immediately call B.S. on those claims that it's "spine tingling" and featured "stunning special effects." The only "stunning" thing about this movie is how bad it is. KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park is a hilariously awesome train wreck of epic proportions, with cheap special effects, a ridiculous plot, out-to-lunch scripting and uniformly terrible perfomances, all slathered in a shiny layer of glorious low budget made-for-TV Cheez Whiz.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I wonder if my sister saw this. She was nutso for KISS when she was a tween. I had to take her to a KISS concert in Winnipeg ferchristsakes because she wasn't old enough to go on her own. Now THAT was a great time, lol.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

It's really bad but every Kiss fan needs to see it. Just an example of the bands desire to make a quick buck from anything they can slap their name on.

DrGoat said...

Gene Simmons is a big jerk. Saw him on the Henry Rollins show.
An odious human being. It's all about money with him. Also
a right winger. Not really a reason to dislike someone, but mixed
with his egotism and arrogance, reason enough.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

even Kiss admits it's extra bad, but as a kid i was mesmerised :D

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I was there with ya.