34 Years Later, the Mystery of “13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo” Will Be Solved in ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost!’

Growing up my favorite cartoon was Scooby Doo. I watched every iteration of the series, yes, even the ones with Scrappy Doo, but one of my favorites beyond the original was always “13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo.” The short lived Saturday morning cartoon got a thirteen episode run in 1985 and featured the voice talents of Vincent Price who played a cartoon version of himself named Vincent Van Ghoul. The series was cancelled before all 13 ghosts were caught, but that may change next year in the straight to DVD movie Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost!

Unlike the original series, which only featured Scooby, Shaggy, and Daphne from the original cast of characters Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost! will feature the entire Mystery Inc. gang as well as Vincent Van Ghoul, who will be voiced by Maurice LaMarche. There is no mention of whether Scrappy Doo, Flim Flam, Weerd or Bogel, core characters from the original series will appear in the film, however in the trailer, there is a character who appears in a yellow hoodie that I could very well see being a grown up Flim Flam. That said, according to the “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” episode “The Siren’s Song,” Flim Flam was doing 25 years to life for being a juvenile con-artist, so I guess we’ll have to wait until the feature comes out to know for sure.

Here’s the official synopsis from Collider:

After the Mystery Inc. gang goofed up a case and nabbed an innocent man, they’re forced into early retirement from crime solving. It’s not long however, before their old friend Vincent Van Ghoul needs help and pulls the team right back into action. The gang has unfinished business they must tend to, which involves catching a ghost that previously got away. It all happened one summer while Velma and Freddy where away at camp. Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Daphne secretly hunted down 12 of the world’s spookiest ghosts but failed to catch the most evil one of them all…the 13th ghost.

Now the elusive spook is wreaking havoc. Vincent needs help having him captured and confined to the chest of demons, a box that contains the other 12 captured ghosts. With the 13th ghost still on the loose, the gang will have to come out of retirement and finish the job once and for all. The chest however, is now located somewhere in a remote village in the Himalayas. Determined to help Vincent, the gang sets out on one of their most thrilling adventures yet! Bundle up and get ready for the icy slopes of the Himalayan mountains, chilling car chases, crystal balls and spine-tingling spells in this terrifyingly fun original movie!

Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost! is due to be released on Digital and DVD in early 2019.

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