Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Warner Bros Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD featured in this blog post

Have yourself a spooky fun evening at home with the family watching a brand-new Scooby Doo movie. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! has the Great Dane and his gang of sleuthing kids team up with Bill Nye, the Science Guy and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark for a spooktacular adventure. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! is out now on DVD just in time for this holiday season.

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy's favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanters, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. 

It's up to Scooby-Doo and the gang to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove. They get some help from Bill Nye the Science Guy who provides them with an updated 21st Century high-tech Mystery Machine and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, who adds her Halloween parade float into the chase for clues to what is behind the appearance of man eating pumpkins terrorizing the town. There is also a DC Comics appearance by the Batman villain Scarecrow who is stirring up trouble.

This made for a nice Halloween season family movie night. Amusingly spooky but not too scary. Though the giant pumpkin monster that eats people than spits them out as zombie jack-o-lantern menaces may be too much for really little children. There are some nice twists in turns in the plot trying to figure out who is pulling the strings on these monsters. Is it the Scarecrow or is there some other villain behind this toxic situation?

Spoiler ... I really appreciated that in the end the Mystery Incorporated gang finds out that this is just a plot by some crooked humans like in the original cartoons. For awhile the cartoons had actually made them facing off against "real" monsters and in this made for home video movie the story goes back to the original costumed crook roots of the Scooby-Doo franchise. Though for most of the movie you think they are facing off against real monsters which still makes the ending a bit of a surprise. That was until I just spoiled that for you...sorry! Don't worry it is still a fun movie to watch!

Happy Halloween Scooby Doo is available on DVD from Best Buy. If you purchase the movie through a Geek Daddy affiliate link this dad blogger will receive a small commission at no additional expense to your bill. Your support is appreciated! 

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