After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance. But as soon as they arrive, they find it is haunted by ... See full summary »
After years of unmasking fake ghosts, the Mystery Gang have separated and acquired new careers, including Daphne being a reporter. For her birthday, Fred invites the whole gang to join their trip to Louisiana for Daphne's television show. They have many adventures but every ghost is just a villain in a costume. They soon meet Lena Dupree, who takes them to Moonscar Island in the hopes to encounter a real ghost. Things soon become creepy and the gang find themselves caught between vicious werecats and zombies lead by the ghost of Moonscar the Pirate. Written by
This is the first time Scooby-Doo shows any aggression towards another animal. In all previous series, he is kind and friendly towards not only cats but others such as mice, gophers, chicks, etc. See more »
As Velma says "So that's where the cleaning cloth for my glasses went," the position of the dolls on the table changes between shots. See more »
[Lena leads the Mystery Gang to a mysterious room at the end of an underground passage]
Looks like a place for voodoo rituals. But why don't we just ask Lena?
Lena? What are you talking about?
Her story about Simone being dragged by zombies wasn't true! I saw the footprints of Simone's heels. She wasn't dragged. She walked down that tunnel!
[turns a crank to open the roof where moonlight shines in and enters with a sinister look]
Very clever, Velma, but it's too late!
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After the ending credits, Scooby reappears and says his famous "Scooby Dooby Doo!" See more »
Enjoyable film with more knowing wit than the series
Tired of chasing old men in masks, Daphne and Fred go off to start a successful TV series, Velma opens a mystery bookstore and Scooby and Shaggy works as customs officers at an airport. However when Fred decides that the next episode of their show should be about real ghosts, the gang get back together to travel across the deep south. After many `men in masks' they arrive in New Orleans to be invited to a house haunted by a dead pirates and an island full of zombies. However the gang discover that everything is not quite as it's seems on the island.
The nineties film version of the animated Scooby Doo are quite different from the original series. Instead of being cheesy, they are knowingly cheesy and contain a lot more jokes aimed at themselves for adults. While it is not quite as adult orientated as the Simpsons for example, it is still pretty amusing. Daphne and Fred both being slightly jealous of the other having opposite-sex interest is one example of this that worked quite well.
Also the film's go harder for scares from their ghosts, I'm not saying it's scary but it has a lot more action than the series! The zombie have real menace and are not just comedy characters. The voice work is good considering it is not the original cast by and large. Mark Hamil is probably the biggest name on the list and does OK but all the cast do well even if some of them are really doing impressions instead of performances!
Overall this will please kids but will also be enjoyable for adults who do enjoy Scooby. The wit is a little more than just pratfalls and there are some nice self-depreciating touches that are funny. The zombies and all are quite effective and the film is enjoyable. Don't expect art it does what it does and does it quite well.
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