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Trivia / KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

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  • Dawson Casting: Did you know those punks were supposed to be teens?
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The "Attack of the Phantoms" version is found on the Kissology Volume 2 set. The original network version, whose rights are disputed, has been released unauthorized by several companies on on video and DVD, then pulled from the market when lawsuits were threatened.
  • Looping Lines: Peter Criss didn't show up to the sessions for these; his dialogue was replaced by Michael Bell.
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  • Non-Singing Voice: Inverted - The only time you hear Peter Criss's actual voice in the entire thing is when he's singing.
  • Old Shame: Don't ask Gene or Paul about it.
    • Hell, don't ask anybody about it!
    • For Paul and Gene now this might be less of the case. The writers of Scooby-Doo! And KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery clearly were playing off certain parts of this. Whether or not it's because they softened up on this movie or the second was an attempt to do that premise better, is up in the air.
    Gene Simmons: It's a classic film...if you're on drugs.
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  • Remake Cameo: Inverted- Paul Stanley went on to play the actual Phantom of the Opera in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical after battling a much more low-key Theatre Phantom in this movie. It was, to date, the only time the role has been stunt cast with a celebrity (unless you count Ben Forster, who had competed for and won the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar on a singing competition reality show, then later played the Phantom).
  • Star-Derailing Role: Fans and KISS themselves have both said this film was one of the reasons Ace Frehley and Peter Criss left Kiss!
  • Stunt Double: In a lot of the fight scenes, you can clearly see Ace Frehley's black stunt double wearing his costume and makeup.
  • What Could Have Been: Kiss was asked to write new songs for the movie, but couldn't due the limited production time. As a result, the only "new" song was "Rip and Destroy" (the song the robot clones sing), which was just "Hotter Than Hell" with new ill-fitting lyrics.

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