Oooh Hollywood! The glitz, the glam...the Headless Horseman?! Join your favorite K-9 sleuth, Scooby-Doo, along with Shaggy and the Mystery Inc. gang as they find themselves in a tinsel-town twist! While on a VIP tour of the legendary Brickton Studios, Scooby and friends get a first-hand experience of the rumored hauntings when classic movie monsters drop in for a creepy casting call. There's only one way to solve this thriller and save the aging studio - it's Mystery Inc's movie magic time! Grab your Scooby Snacks and hop in the director's chair for this all-new LEGO® movie!
Written and Produced by Andy Sturmer
Performed by Finnegan Schwartz See more »
Nice Homage to Classic Horror Films
Lego Scooby-Doo: Haunted Hollywood (2016)
** 1/2 (out of 4)
After bringing down the Sea Creature, Scooby and the gang head to Hollywood for a vacation. They end up at a famous movie studio known for their classic horror movies and before long a zombie, a mummy and a headless horseman are running loose.
LEGO SCOOBY-DOO: HAUNTED Hollywood has a lot of very good stuff in it but it also has some weak stuff that keeps it from being a lot better. I will say that as a classic horror film fan it was great seeing the various homages made to the old movies. The studio here is obviously meant to be Universal with one of the main characters meant to be Lon Chaney while the name is a wink to Boris Karloff. Even the posters shown here are copied from famous movie posters. The Son of Zombie film poster here is the same as that for SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
That stuff is all fun but the mystery itself is rather bland and even at just 75 minutes the film seems long at times. There's a running gag dealing with Daphnie wanting to be a "star" and it's rather boring and gets very few laughs. I'd also argue that overall the film lacks many good laughs. The animation and vocal work is nice but as a whole there's just something missing.
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