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Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare is the fifteenth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on DVD on September 14, 2010.

Premise

The gang sign up as camp counselors at Camp Little Moose, a place where the creatures of scary camp stories seem to come to life.

Synopsis

At Camp Little Moose, Counselor Burt tells a story to the kids around a campfire, 50 years ago, there was a mean counselor named Jerry McCeety. One day, the kids played a prank by putting a snake in his day pack and when he was out hiding, he reached for his trail mix and grabbed the snake. He fell down a cliff and banged his head on every rock. Legend says that his head trauma drove him insane and they call him the Woodsman. Suddenly, a shadow appears in the trees scaring the kids, but it was just a prank by another counselor named Darryl. After sending everyone back to their cabins, Darryl hears some pounding nearby and finds the door to the boathouse banging on the wall. But when he turns around, he finds the actual Woodsman. Burt sees him running for his life as as the boathouse explodes. A nearby message reads "Get Out."

Scooby-Doo and the gang travel to Camp Little Moose, Fred's old summer camp, to vacation and serve as camp counselors. But when they arrive they find the camp empty save for Burt, the head counselor, and the local forest ranger, Ranger Knudsen. They discover that one of the camp's old legends, the Woodsman, has come to life and scared the kids away. Ranger Knudsen suggests Burt close the camp before leaving. Burt is about the heed to the Rangers advise when three kids, Luke, Trudy, and Deacon, arrive at the camp. Fred convinces Burt to keep the camp open until the Mystery Inc. gang discovers what's going on.

That evening, Scooby goes out into the woods to find some more firewood but is soon attacked by the Woodsman. When he returns to the kitchen, Burt shows up with firewood and the Woodsman has vanished.

The next day, everyone decides to spend the day at Big Moose Lake, home of the rich and modern Camp Big Moose, where the gang enjoys their time at the lake. Daphne strips into her bikini and Velma strips into her white swimsuit. As the sun sets, Scooby goes scuba-diving and finds an underwater building. As he gets closer, he's attacked by the Fishman, another camp legend. The others are pushed off the lake and landed safely back at Camp Little Moose.

That night, Jessica, Camp Big Moose's head counselor, asks the gang if Camp Little Moose is pulling a prank on Camp Big Moose, explaining that an RV and some sonar equipment are missing from the camp. They're suddenly attacked by the Woodsman and barely save Jessica from falling off a bridge as the Woodsman disappears again.

The next day, Jessica brings them to Camp Big Moose and shows them where the RV disappeared. The gang wonders what purpose the equipment would serve for the Woodsman or the Fishman. Velma uses the RV's tracking device to locate it at Shadow Canyon where the Specter, another camp legend, is said to reside. Everyone splits up; Fred, Daphne, Jessica, and Luke go investigate the building in Big Moose Lake, and Velma, Burt and Trudy head to Shadow Canyon, while Shaggy and Scooby stay at Camp Big Moose with Deacon.

After being chased by the Fishman, Fred, and the others discover a whole town in the Lake, as well as some dynamite hidden in a cavern.

While helping themselves with food, Shaggy, Scooby, and Deacon are chased out of Big Moose and ended up in Shadow Canyon where they crashed into the RV which has been painted to look like the canyon wall. They find the sonar equipment is being used to scan the lake. Then, they are chased by the Specter.

Everyone meets back at Camp Little Moose to go over what they found. Deacon decides he has had enough and wants to go back to Camp Big Moose, and Jessica drives him.

The Mystery Inc. gang want to know more about the underwater town, so they ask a local shop owner about it. He explains that the town is called Moose Creek, which had been a mining town until it was deserted before the creation of the dam and Big Moose Lake. But more importantly, the treasure of a notorious gangster named Ricky LaRue is said to be buried there. When Ricky died in prison, his last words were that the sun hitting the town on the Summer Solstice would reveal the location of the treasure. LaRue's cellmate, another gangster named Babyface Boretti, not only knew the secret to finding the treasure but had recently escaped from prison. The gang reasons that dynamite will be used to destroy the dam and reveal Moose Creek in order for the monsters to find the treasure, as the next day is the Summer Solstice, though doing so would flood Camp Little Moose. The gang returns to the camp to find that the Woodsman has laid waste to it, but Burt, Luke, and Trudy are safe and stayed hidden from the monster. The gang realize that the Woodsman likely attacked the camp to ensure it was empty and, believing it to be empty, would probably destroy the Dam. The dam then explodes, and everyone narrowly escapes in the Mystery Machine with Scooby driving.

Everyone goes into the now revealed town of Moose Creek to explore where they find Jessica, who explains that she had been following Deacon. They are all attacked by the Woodsman, who chases Fred, Jessica, and Luke; the rest are found by Deacon, who stuns them by locking them up in the town's old jail and revealing himself to be Babyface Boretti. Fred, Jessica, and Luke escape the Woodsman when he falls from the church steeple, while Shaggy shakes the jail cell door, ratting the bars loose. Everyone meets up again, just as the steeple points a beam of light to a spot on the ground. Scooby digs to find the treasure, but they are soon attacked by the Fishman. After a long chase, the Fishman is caught and revealed to be Ranger Knudsen, who is also the Woodsman and the Specter. The gang also captures Babyface Boretti, who tries to escape with the treasure.

Velma explains that Babyface and Knudsen teamed up to scare away the kids at Camp Little Moose, explode the dam, and take the treasure. Babyface posed as Deacon to try to convince everyone to leave. The two also stole the equipment from Camp Big Moose in order to search the lake. Boretti and Knudson are arrested.

Burt and Jessica merge the two camps to form Camp Little Big Moose, and the Mystery Inc. gang serve the remainder of the summer as camp counselors there. The gang sits around the campfire with all the campers, while up in the dark trees, where the supposedly real Specter of Shadow Canyon sits on a branch, looking down at them. He quickly turns around and screams while lunging forward.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Burt (single appearance)
  • Luke (single appearance)
  • Trudy (single appearance)
  • Jessica (single appearance)

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Jerry McCreedy (mentioned)
  • Darryl (single appearance)
  • Davey Reynolds (mentioned)
  • Store owner (single appearance)
  • Neil Fisher (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Ricky LaRue (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/Reason
Store owner He was menacing-looking. He knew all about the legends of the area.
Jessica Fred thought it was all a prank by Camp Big Moose backed up by her sneaking around at night.
Ranger Knudsen He suggested Burt should close the camp.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/Reason
Ranger Knudsen as the Woodsman, the Fishman, and the Specter of Shadow Canyon
Babyface Boretti as Deacon
To steal the Treasure of Ricky LaRue from a town under Big Moose Lake.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Dee Bradley Baker Ranger Knudsen
Woodsman
Fishman
Specter
Mark Hamill Deacon
Babyface Boretti
Store owner
Phil LaMarr Darryl
Scott Menville Luke
Goofy kid
Stephen Root Burt
Tara Strong Trudy
Lauren Tom Jessica

Songs

Main article(s): Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare: Music from the Original Movie
Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Here Comes Summer" Music and lyrics by Joey Levine and Andy Sturmer
Produced by John Squicciarino
Additional production by Andy Sturmer
Just For Laughs and Susanna Benn N/A
"Summertime" Music and lyrics by Joey Levine
Produced by John Squicciarino
Just For Laughs N/A
"Perfect World"

Production

Notes/Trivia

  • This is one of the few movies that show Velma in a swimsuit since she usually doesn't wear one.
  • This movie unites Scott Menville and Tara Strong who had voiced Robin and Raven in Teen Titans, respectively. Luke and Trudy, voiced by Menville and Strong, respectively, have character traits in common with their Teen Titans counterparts: Luke is a dedicated athlete and Trudy is a gloomy goth.
  • When the situation does not involve a monster, Shaggy and Scooby show brave attitudes, like their attempt to save Jessica from falling and Scooby catch Boretti.
  • This movie was included in Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Back to School Marathon (August 10–11, 2013).
  • Luke thought dynamite was a candle just like Shaggy did in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Mine Your Own Business and Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!

Cultural references

  • The movie is heavily based on the popular slasher trilogy Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Part 2 and Friday the 13th Part III.
    • A calendar in a camper's cabin even shows Friday 13th.
  • The symbol "Killroy was here" can be seen behind Shaggy in the jail cell.
  • The scene where the Woodman falls from the steeple is very similar to the fall of the Joker from the 1989 Batman movie.

Adaptations

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Scooby appears as the Woodsman, the gang's camp shirt sleeves are white instead of red.
  • When the store owner is talking to the gang at the beginning, in a few instances, Daphne is not wearing her pantyhose.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Despite the sign of the Camp City Museum, Velma reads "Camp City Historical Museum".
  • When the gang is explaining how Boretti was Deacon, Deacon was sitting on a bench waiting for the Camp Little Moose bus to come pick him up. When the bus arrives there are four campers on the bus when only Trudy and Luke could be.
  • At the end of the closing credits, the title of the film is "Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare!"

Home media

  • US.png Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare DVD released by Warner Home Video on September 14, 2010.
  • UK.png Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare DVD released by Warner Home Video on October 11, 2010.
  • US.png Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (Walmart exclusive) Blu-ray Disc released by Warner Home Video on November 16, 2010.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
French Scooby-Doo: La Colonie de la peur Scooby-Doo: The Camp of Fear
Greek Σκούμπι-Ντου! Μυστήριο στην Κατασκήνωση Scooby-Doo! Mystery at the Camp
Hungarian Scooby-Doo! Rettegés a táborban Scooby-Doo! Scare at the Camp
Italian Scooby-Doo! Paura al campo estivo Scooby-Doo! Scare at the Summer Camp
Polish Scooby-Doo: Wakacje z duchami Scooby-Doo: Vacation with Ghosts
Portuguese (Brazilian) Scooby-Doo! Verão Assombrado Scooby-Doo! Haunted Summer
Portuguese Scooby-Doo! Mistérios No Campo de Férias Scooby-Doo! Mysteries at the Camp
Russian Скуби-Ду! Истории летнего лагеря Scooby-Doo! Summer camp stories
Spanish Scooby-Doo! Un Verano Espeluzante Scooby-Doo! A Spooky Summer
Swedish Scooby Doo ryslig sommar Scooby Doo dreadful summer

Quotes

Shaggy: Like, one thing's for sure, man. This guy's too short to be the Woodsman or the Fishman. He must have an accomplice.
Scooby-Doo: Or stilts.


Burt: First the Woodsman, now the Fishman. All the Little Moose's campfire legends are coming to life. Ranger Knudsen: There really is no other explanation.
Velma: Uh. How about someone is using these monsters to try and scare us away?
Ranger Knudsen: Why don't you just stick to being pretty?
Velma: (Angry) Did he just say what I think he said?
Daphne: (Excited) Yeah. He thinks you're pretty!

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External links

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