This is a warning to all living mortals. After 33 years, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has opened the Chest of Demons once again. What lay inside was not a demon, but a film! That’s right! Warner Brothers is releasing a follow-up to 1985’s The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. Vincent Van Ghoul and Flim Flam return in Scooby Doo and The Curse of the 13th Ghost! Jinkies!
A mainstay of the 90’s Cartoon Network lineup, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo originally ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1985. It saw Shaggy, Scooby and Daphne accidentally unleashing 13 evil ghosts upon the world. In to order catch them, the gang teamed up with a pint-sized con man named Flim Flam as well as the eerie Vincent Van Ghoul (Vincent Price). While it went on to have an afterlife on channels like Boomerang and USA, the series remains a sticking point for die-hard Scooby Doo fans, (or as the kids call them, The Snack Pack). While the gang successfully caught 12 of the titular spirits, the 13th was never shown. The mystery of the 13th Ghost remained a cold case in the files of Mystery Inc. A cold case, that is, until now! Zoinks!
The film’s voice cast includes Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy and veteran voice actor Maurice LaMarche taking over the role of Vincent Van Ghoul from the late legend Vincent Price.
The Official Synopsis:
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 haunts DVD and Digital on February 5, 2019. Like, groovy man.