Over its fifty-year historic run, Scooby-Doo has become just as well known for its famous guest-stars as it has for its creative villains. With the recent release of The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972-1973) on Blu-Ray, all of those guest appearances (excluding The Adams Family) are finally available to own.
As a huge Scooby-Doo fan, imagine my shock when horror hostess Elvira unveiled HERSELF in cartoon form, in a new clip from the latest film Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island in a tweet!
— Elvira (@TheRealElvira) September 3, 2019
So, why exactly was I shocked? This cameo makes such perfect sense that I was one-hundred-percent positive that it had already happened. Much like the Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery released in 2015, I had convinced myself that I had already watched that episode. I was so convinced, that I checked the before mentioned Blu-Ray release, and turns out I was wrong both times.
For those interested, Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island is a sequel to the beloved 1998 film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, which advertising pitched at the time as being the first time the monsters were real in a Scooby-Doo story. Just for the record—it’s not. Scooby and the gang have faced off against real ghosts in The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show (1980) and later in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985) which also starred Vincent Price.
It’s a been a big week for The Mistress of the Dark. Along with the Scooby-Doo cameo, came the announcement that she will appear as a special guest judge for the Food Network’s upcoming Halloween Wars. Tuesday also finally saw her feature film, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), receive a Blu-Ray release in the U.S.
You can catch Elvira’s cameo, along with the Scooby Gang’s Return to Zombie Island currently available on VOD, and on DVD exclusively at Walmart until October 1st.
What are your thoughts on Elvira finally joining the Scooby-Doo legacy? Are you, or your kids, excited for Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island? Who is your favorite Scooby-Doo guest star? Share your thoughts by heading over to Twitter, Reddit, or in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!