KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park ★½

I guess I should have expected this to be a straight up Scooby Doo adventure considering the straight up Scooby Doo title. Yeah, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park is more or less a live action Scooby Doo yarn from Hanna-Barbara productions featuring KISS, some teenagers, and an evil scientist who's turning humans into mind-controlled zombies in lieu of animatronics to populate his amusement park. There's no good reason for this, but Dr. Moreau didn't have a good reason for his interspecies meddling so I'm hardly going to fault this guy.

There's some KISS songs, a shitload of theme park B-roll, spooky-cute mischief, animated fire and laser blasts, and Brion fucking James as a befuddled security guard. Sometimes all the weird ingredients combine into perfectly batshit moments, but it's pretty lifeless overall.

Scavenger Hunt 51
10/30