TV Guide Ads for TV Movies (1978): Special Halloween Edition

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Highlights from the week of October 28 through November 3, 1978, via Garage Sale Finds, where you can see a lot more.

Kiss Meets the Phantom is actually Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, and it’s one of the more notorious TV productions of the 1970s. Produced by Hanna-Barbera, it plays like a demented, less well-acted, live action Scooby-Doo episode with a hard rocking soundtrack, and for all those reasons is a must watch. A slightly different, slightly more coherent version titled Attack of the Phantoms was released in theaters outside the U.S. in 1979, and you can watch it (as of now) here. Incidentally, if there’s a place to put your “Get Your High School Diploma” ad, it’s underneath a Kiss promo.

I talk about Devil Dog: Hound of Hell here. Stranger in Our House is a fun chiller directed by Wes Craven about a satanic, teenage witch who infiltrates and terrorizes a suburban family, with Linda Blair playing the good girl. (1981’s Midnight Offerings was another TV movie with the same theme). Both films aired on Halloween night.

5 Responses to “TV Guide Ads for TV Movies (1978): Special Halloween Edition”

  1. 1 LurkingGrue (@LurkingGrue) October 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Damn, I remember watching Kiss meets the Phantom in 1978.

  2. 2 Tom October 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I actually have a new TV Guide post coming tonight loaded with more Halloween fun.

  3. 4 Tim May 30, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Kiss Meets the Phantom goes great with Rock ‘n’ Roll High School when having a movie nite at home.

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