Now the elusive spook is wreaking havoc. Well, you certainly can't argue with that logic. The 13 escaped ghosts, meanwhile, each attempt to do away with the gang lest they are returned to the chest, often employing Weerd and Bogel as lackeys. . Then in 2015, Cartoon Network released which could be considered a reboot of the original as it also featured the gang solving mysteries right after their senior year of high school. It premiered on September 7, 1985 1985-09-07 and ran for one season on as a half-hour program.
This sure smells like teen spirit. In 1985, Hanna-Barbera aired their seventh incarnation of the Scooby-Doo show, where Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Scrappy-Doo and a young con-artist named Flim Flam teamed up with renowned magician and warlock Vincent Van Ghoul, to tackle real ghosts and Ghoulies, in a short-lived series called The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, but that show was cancelled after a mere 13 episodes, with the 13th ghost never being captured. The series also aired in reruns on in the 1990s, on , and from time to time on Cartoon Network's sister channel until 2014. Being he was an essential character in the original, where does Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost fit into all that? But then they completely change the actual origins of the Chest of Demons — the ancient trunk that kept the demons trapped all these years — by giving us a new backstory about Vincent Van Ghoul and his partner Mortifer being some kind of archeologists, ones who accidentally opened the chest while exploring an old temple, and that years later, after capturing all the ghosts and placing them back in the chest, it was then re-opened by a couple of idiots named Scooby and Shaggy. Home Entertainment finally brings us the conclusion to that story, with Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost. The gang has unfinished business they must tend to, which involves catching a ghost that previously got away. A follow-up film, , released in 2019, featured the previously unseen 13th ghost.
To complicate the situation, the hotel concierge thinks the gang has kidnapped a maid, although she was actually kidnapped by the demon. 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. 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! Daphne asks Fred if he remembers him, but Fred reminds her that he was at trap camp. The cast of Dorian Grey. With 13 episodes, it is the shortest-running series in the franchise.
Vincent needs help having him captured and confined to the chest of demons, a box that contains the other 12 captured ghosts. Thirteen episodes of the show were made in 1985. Meanwhile, Vincent goes to the Zone of Eternal Evil where he is subsequently captured by Marcella. Assisting them is Flim-Flam's friend, a named based upon and voiced by , who contacts the gang using his and often employs magic and witchcraft to assist them. This has resulted in prequels, sequels and reboots of varying degrees of success. Archived from on May 17, 2012.
While inside a temple, and are tricked by two bumbling named Weerd and Bogel into opening the Chest of Demons, a magical artifact which houses the 13 most terrifying and powerful ghosts and ever to walk the face of the Earth. At the time of the cancellation, eleven of the thirteen ghosts were recaptured with the show-stopping production before the last two ghosts could be found; Captain Ferguson, the antagonist of the episode 'Ship of Ghouls', was originally not considered one of the 13 ghosts until it was confirmed by Curse of the 13th Ghost writer Tim Sheridan. What makes Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost stand out from its predecessors and makes us forgive some of the plot problems , is the change of leadership from Fred to Daphne. There, they find a powerful artifact that may prove the ghost's undoing. In order to cure him, the gang—accompanied by two-faced Bogel and Weerd—must travel from California to Massachusetts to acquire the Mask of Moomma, and to complicate matters, they are relentlessly pursued not only by Rankor, but also by the authorities for something Bogel and Weerd did.
Flim-Flam makes a cameo as a wax museum figure in. Determined to help Vincent, the gang sets out on one of their most thrilling adventures yet! The chest however, is now located somewhere in a remote village in the Himalayas. I wish Velma had been tasked to debunk the Amityville Horror instead. The film was executive produced by Sam Register, written by Tim Sheridan and directed by Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton. Fred and Velma are a bit surprised to learn that their friends have had secret adventures without them, but Daphne explains this all happened when Fred and Velma were at camp, and that the whole experience traumatized Scooby-Doo so much, that her and Shaggy decided to never bring it up again. Now, after a three decade wait, Warner Bros.
Of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Ruegger recalls not being fond of the Flim-Flam character or the other added characters in the cast. Accompanied by Vincent Van Ghoul and a medium named Tallulah, the gang attempts to find the chest. It replaced Scary Scooby Funnies, a repackaging of earlier shows; another repackaged series, , followed. Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost wraps up a thirty-four year-old unresolved mystery, with the Scooby Gang having to re-adjust some of their preconceived notions on their roles in the group, and while the writers kind of waffle at the end on whether there was a real ghost or not — which is kind of stupid considering this is a sequel to a series where the ghosts were bloody real — the end result is still a fun and exciting Scooby-Doo adventure, one that will enchant the young ones and even give older fans a chuckle or two. As with most of the other early-1980s Scooby-Doo entries, original characters and do not appear, and the enemies were real within the context of the series ghosts and not simply humans in costume. However, the gang does not suspect that the captain of the cruise is a ghost, and wants to free his fellow spirits from the Chest of Demons. Early next year, viewers everywhere will get to follow the Mystery Inc.
It is mentioned in passing that Flim-Flam's con-artistry has ended up landing him a long prison sentence. Trivia Note: The red van was the vehicle used by our heroes in the original 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, and Daphne ditches her trademark purple dress for an outfit more in keeping with her costume from that show as well. It all happened one summer while Velma and Freddy where away at camp. Vincent Van Ghoul takes Scooby to the future to show him what the world will be like if he does not return to stop Time Slime from releasing the demons that were previously reimprisoned. Mystery Incorporated versus The Car. Fans of the classic 80s animated television series The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo will finally learn the identity of the 13th ghost in a reveal that will put the mystery to rest once and for all.