An updated version of the classic Hannah-Barbera mystery cartoon. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of ... See full summary »
The gang go to the small town of Oakhaven after they had accidentally met famous writer Ben Ravencroft at their last mystery. While there, Ben explains the history of a witch named Sarah Ravencroft which happens to be related to him, at the same time the Hex girls come to town bringing an audience there. The gang investigate the mysterious sightings while they are there which seems to be connected to the locals of the town which turns into something much more. Written by
Tim Curry, long term fan of Scooby-Doo, considers "Dreadful darkness, hear my cry. Bring back one who cannot die" to be his favorite line throughout his career as he believes it was an inside joke referring to Scooby-Doo (who entered the scene after the line was said). See more »
Everyone even Sarah Ravencroft herself never considered Ben might by lying Ben when he said he was descended from Sarah Ravencroft when he had lied about everything else. See more »
[after retrieving Sarah's spell book]
[in a sinister voice]
What's the matter, Velma? Don't you like the new and improved Ben Ravencroft?
No, frankly, I don't.
Well, get used to it!
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This is very good. The animation is great, so beautifully done the backgrounds were,the story is neatly-set up, and this is the movie with the best voice talent. The only criticism with the movie is the song "wind, earth, fire and air" as the lyrics are rather uninspired. Tim Curry does a fantastic job in one of his most entertaining voice overs, especially when Ben is revealed evil, and Curry is allowed to show off his impeccable villainous side. The ending is quite good, and the Hex Girls are great. The ghost is 400 years old, so the language is obviously going to be different, comprehend. This is one of the best Scooby Doo movies, better than What's New Scooby Doo? anyway. Watch out for Goblin King and Zombie Island too. In case you haven't noticed, most of my reviews are positive, because I want to be encouraging about the films I've seen, and evaluate the problems also. 9/10. Bethany Cox
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