- This article is about the film. For other uses, see Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy (disambiguation).
Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy is the twenty-second film in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was made available for digital download on August 5, 2014, and later for DVD and Blu-ray on August 19.
Velma inherits her great-great uncle's mansion, which holds dark secrets she's tried to keep hidden for years. Going to Transylvania, Pennsylvania, Velma sets out to clear her family's name, while the gang's friendship and their biggest phobias are put to the test.
After the Ghost Bear was defeated, Daphne is hosting a web show where various fans and her friends web chat with her (along with reviewing old cases) when Cuthbert Crawley, a lawyer for Velma's family, interrupts to deliver a message to Velma. It seems she's inherited her great-great uncle's estate in Transylvania (a small town in Pennsylvania, rather than the infamous Romanian region). Velma vehemently turns the offer down which puzzles the gang. Mr. Crawley understands, revealing a curse. If anyone gets too close to the Baron Basil estate, then what they love the most will be destroyed.
A mysterious, masked figure plants a bomb in the engine block of the Mystery Machine and Fred manages to hear the ticking in time to save his friends. After the Mystery Machine explodes, the mysterious masked character reveals himself before disappearing and Crawley claims it's the ghost of the Baron, Velma's old ancestor. A message remains in the rubble of the van, warning the gang to stay away from Transylvania. Fred refuses to be scared away, instead declaring they're going to find the person responsible for destroying his beloved van because this time "it's personal".
The gang take a train to Transylvania and Velma reveals why she doesn't want her inheritance. She says that her real last name is Von Dinkenstein, which was changed and Americanized when her ancestors arrived at Ellis Island. Her great-great uncle was Baron Von Dinkenstein, who was said to have created a monster that inspired famous novelist Mary Shelley to write her novel Frankenstein. This is also why Velma started solving mysteries centered around the paranormal; she wants to get away from her family name and supposed supernatural curse. Suddenly, the train starts to pick up speed and the end cars start falling overboard during sharp turns. Fred and the gang quickly heard the train passengers to the front of the train, and Shaggy and Scooby look for the conductor, only to find the Masked Baron's ghost, who reiterates his curse over the gang before he tears off the train's control panel and gets away. The gang manage to slow down the train as they near their destination and detach the driver's car, sending it careening into the town's clock tower. The townspeople waiting at the train station are less than pleased, especially when they discover Velma is a Von Dinkenstein, and blame her family's curse for their poor tourism. Iago, a hunchbacked servant of Castle Von Dinkenstein arrives to take the gang to Velma's family castle and that's where they meet Mrs Vanders, the stern-faced housekeeper.
After a brief tour, Mrs Vanders shows them the Baron's laboratory, complete with hybrid animal monster encased in ice (a monster that Daphne dubs "Frankencreep"). Velma is sure the monster in the ice is fake and thinks she can prove it by following the Baron's notes to recreating the circumstances of its reanimation. She demands the gang leave her to her work and when they leave, Mrs Vanders shows Velma an electro wheel machine which hypnotizes her. Shaggy complains he's hungry and Mrs Vanders offers them a local jellied pigs feet dish that Daphne manages to swallow a bite of (with some difficulty). They go down to the torch festival in search of better food and are met with some hostility. Shaggy and Scooby manage to earn some admiration from the townspeople by winning their eating contest and getting themselves a trophy and some new local-style clothes. Daphne's own search for clothes has her at a gypsy girl's clothing store where she's informed that she needs a large dress (due to weight gain) and her hair has become frizzy (due to air moisture). As for Fred, he can't seem to get over the loss of his van with everything at the festival reminding him of the Mystery Machine. He runs into Shaggy and Scooby who have offended the townspeople when they refused to eat some congratulatory sausage because they were full. Daphne also finds them but, before they are surrounded by a torch-happy mob, Iago arrives and tells them that Velma has gone insane.
When they return, they find a completely different Velma with tall, wild hair, a slinky, vampy outfit and a maniacal gleam in her eye. She reveals that she can bring the Frankencreep monster back to life, much to everyone's shock. Shaggy insists she's the most against supernatural magic but she counters that what she's doing is not magic, it's science. As she commands Iago to set the events in motion, the townspeople gather outside the castle and demand to be let in. Velma refuses so they start ramming against the door. They manage to bust inside in time to see the monster revived, to the shock of everyone (including Velma). Shaggy is also surprised to realize he's not afraid of the monster, and neither is Scooby. The monster starts going on a rampage and chases after the townspeople. Velma drives Daphne away crying with a cold insult and Fred leaves, downcast, feeling that he can't help trap the monster without the gadgets of the Mystery Machine. That leaves a fearless Shaggy and Scooby to chase down the monster (complete with a musical montage where they don't back down from scary things). Velma ultimately takes the monster down with a dart and also takes out Shaggy and Scooby.
Daphne ends up in a hall of mirrors and upon seeing she has become morbidly obese and looks ugly, breaks one, revealing a secret passage and the mysterious masked Baron who blew up their van. Fred also makes a discovery when he ends up in large, old tool storage room. He hears Daphne scream for help and rushes to her aid. Shaggy and Scooby regain consciousness and find themselves strapped to a table beside the strapped monster. Velma reveals she's planning to remove Shaggy and Scooby's brains to put them in the monster. A stray monster tentacle manages to rip off Shaggy and Scooby's new outfits, turning them back to their old hungry and scared selves. Meanwhile, Daphne tries to get away from the Masked Baron when Fred appears, decked out in homemade weaponry (including broom and a fireplace bellows). The Masked Baron mocks his destroyed van and Daphne urges him to fight back and avenge the van. Fred does, managing to snag the Baron's cape before he fled. After sharing an emotional moment (and an embrace) Daphne notices that the Baron's cape is made of a synthetic cloth instead of an older, authentic silk. That's when the tunnels start caving in, highlighted by the Baron's laughter. Fred and Daphne try to dig themselves out but feel light headed and woozy. When Daphne rips her dress sleeve, she discovers it's actually an inflatable suit and uses the air inside to keep herself and Fred ventilated.
With their fear and appetite returned, Shaggy and Scooby chew through their leather bindings and run away. Velma quickly frees the Frankencreep and commands it to bring them back. The monster does so but hits the lever of the machine that hypnotized Velma, causing it to spin in the opposite direction and bringing her back to normal. After trying to lose the monster in the library, Shaggy and Scooby find a secret passageway and run into an escaping Fred and Daphne. The four of them are quickly found by Velma and Iago who explain that a natural gas deposit beneath the castle is seeping inside (which is why Fred and Daphne got light headed in the cave). Fred whistles for a horse and wagon, decked out like the Mystery Machine, and they make their getaway just as the gas makes it to an open flame. The gas-filled castle explodes in view of the entire town. They think Velma and her friends are dead and celebrate the end of the Van Dinkenstein curse. Later on, apparitions of the gang appear before the mayor, the inspector, the gypsy girl, and Mrs Vanders, scaring them and driving them to the express train. They end up trapped inside the train car and the gang reveals themselves to be alive and well.
Just as the mystery seems to be wrapped up, the Frankencreep monster reappears but it's revealed to be a robot with Iago inside. What's more, Iago reveals he's actually an undercover agent named Shmidlap from the Department of Defense. Apparently the monster was an exoskeleton created by the army which was stolen from their research labs and traced it to Transylvania. It's revealed that the burgermeister (mayor), the inspector, the gypsy, and the housekeeper conspired together taking turns inside the machine. The inspector is initially discovered to be Cuthbert Crawley, Velma's family lawyer, but even that identity was faked as he was actually Cuthbert Crawls (the partner of Cosgood Creeps). The burgermeister is revealed to be C.L. Magnus (who posed as Redbeard's ghost). The gypsy is shown to be Lila (a singer in the Mamba Wamba case). And the housekeeper, Mrs. Vanders, is unmasked as Mama Mione (a criminal smuggler who posed as Old Iron Face). The four criminals from old past cases got together in prison and planned on getting revenge for their incarceration. When they discovered the history of Velma's ancestry, they bought the Von Dinkenstein castle and blended in with the townspeople. Velma also explains that Daphne puffed up due to her shellfish allergy and Shaggy and Scooby lost their appetite and fear because of acupuncture needles in their new clothes that inhibited those parts of the brain. With the pieces put together, Velma realizes that this time it was not about money, it was about them.
Before getting hauled away, Velma points out to the villains (who were captured for monetary reasons the first time around) that because of the natural gas line, they could've made a huge fortune by simply selling the castle-property. The villains are shocked to hear this--they were so focused on getting revenge that they didn't even realize that and are left grumbling as they're arrested once again. The Scooby gang laugh at Shaggy's joke of the villains being greedy for revenge instead of money.
The town is in a more jovial mood, cheering the gang. Velma giving them her family's castle, and the natural gas beneath, is the main reason they're happy. Agent Shmidlap gifts Fred with a brand new Mystery Machine as a thanks for capturing the villains and getting back their mech suit. He confides in them that the new van has a few extra features.
As the gang's driving off, Daphne wonders how Velma knew that the curse wasn't real--Velma makes a speech about what she and the rest of the gang lost over the course of the movie wasn't really that important: what they really value most is each other and their friendship. The rest of the gang agrees to this and Fred notices a new button on his dashboard. He presses it, revealing some jet turbines that launch the gang into the air and have them flying, much to their surprise.
One of the video web chatters has already viewed the case online, and points out some of its inaccuracies. This gets the attention of the DOD, who take him away and cut off his computer broadcast.
- Mystery Inc. (main story and flashback)
- Frankencreep (myth) (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Frankencreep (only appearance)(no lines)(Robot controlled by C.L. Magnus, Lila and Iago)
- Green Ghosts (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(Crawls and Creeps' disguises)
- Cosgood Creeps (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
- Ghost of the Baron (only appearance)
- Cuthbert Crawley (only appearance)(Cuthbert Crawls' disguise)
- Inspector Krunch (only appearance)(Cuthbert Crawls' disguise)
- Cuthbert Crawls (final appearance)(first speaking role)(main story and flashback)
- Mamba Wamba (no lines)(Roger's disguise)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
- Roger (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
- Mamba Zombie (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(Roger and Lila's henchman's disguise)
- Roger and Lila's henchman (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
- Mutant sea creature (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Old Iron Face (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(Mama Mione's disgusie)
- Mrs. Vanders (only appearance)(Mana Mione's disguise)
- Mama Mione (final appearance)(main story and flashback)
- Old Iron Face's sharks (flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(no lines)
- Zombie Lila (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(Lila's disguise)
- Gypsy (only appearance)(Lila's disguise)
- Lila (final appearance)(main story and flashback)
- Redbeard's Ghost (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(C.L Magnus' disguise)
- Mr. Burger (only appearance)(C.L Magnus' disguise)
- C.L. Magnus (final appearance)(main story and flashback)
- AlexSuperFan2112 (only appearance)(TV or computer screen)
- Daphanatic (only appearance)(TV or computer screen)
- Alex Super Experience (mentioned)
- Beauregard Sanders (mentioned)
- Frog (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
- Sheriff (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)
- Plaid-shirted male tourist (photograph on cell phone)(cameo)
- Dr. Basil Von Dinkenstein (only appearance)(no lines)(dies in flashback)
- Dr. Von Dinkenstein's servant (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Custodian (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Townsfolk (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Pub owner (only appearance)(flashback only)(no lines)
- Mary Shelley (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)(cameo)
- Mary Shelley's publisher (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Miscellaneous immigrant workers (only appearance)(flashback only)
- Paul (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
- Miscellaneous immigrants (only appearance)(flashback only)
- Otto Dinkley (only appearance)(flashback only)
- Mrs. Dinkley (only appearance)(flashback only)(no lines)
- Dinkley baby (only appearance)(flashback only)(no lines)
- Madelyn Dinkley (no lines)(flashback only)(TV or computer screen)(cameo)
- Snack bar server (only appearance)
- Train passengers (only appearance)
- Townsfolk (present) (only appearance)
- Spider (only appearance)
- Train conductor (only appearance)(Fred in disguise)
- U.S. Department of Defense agents (only appearance)(no lines)
- AlexSuperFan2112's basement (TV or computer screen)
- Beauregard Sanders's mansion (TV or computer screen)
- Cayetanos Sticky Toffee Pudding
- C.L. Magnus's jail cell (flashback only)
- Cucamonga (mentioned)
- Daphanatic's room (TV or computer screen)
- Germany (mentioned)
- Law offices
- Grand Central
- Lake Titicaca (mentioned)
- Lila's jail cell (flashback only)
- Mama Mione's jail cell (flashback only)
- New Haven (mentioned)
- New Jersey (mentioned)
- New York
- Old Haven (mentioned)
- Publisher's office (flashback only)
- Printing Press (flashback only)
- Transylvania (main story and flashback)
- Train station
- Transylvania Express
- Castle Von Dinkenstein (main story and flashback)
- Underground tunnel
- Burger restaurant (flashback only)
- Donut eating contest
- Gypsy shop
- Harbor (flashback only)
- Pub (flashback only)
- Ye Olde Book Shop (flashback only)
- Zoo cemetery (flashback only)
- Train station
- Allentown (mentioned)
- Erie (mentioned)
- Harrisburg (mentioned)
- Philadelphia (mentioned)
- Pittsburgh (mentioned)
- Scranton (mentioned)
- Poormond (mentioned)
- Richmond (mentioned)
- Transylvania (mentioned)
- Daphne's laptop
- Fred's laptop
- Shaggy's laptop
- Velma's laptop
- Hot dogs
- Schwanstucker's Root Beer
- Scooby Snacks
- Acupuncture needles
- Basil Von Dinkenstein's glasses (flashback only)
- Blow Master 5000!
- Cuthbert Crawley's cellphone
- Cutbert Crawley's complimentary candies
- Curl Master 300
- Daphne's cellphone
- Exo-skeleton super suit
- Fred's phone
- Inspector Krunch's feather duster hand
- Nail Buffer 1000
- Razor 777
- Tranquilizer darts
- Tranquilizer gun
- Velma's cellphone
- Velma's glasses
|Inspector Krunch||He hated Dr. Baron Basil Von Dinkenstein because the monster took his hand.|
|Mrs. Vanders||Suspicious behavior. She got Velma hypnotized.|
|Cuthbert Crawls as Cuthbert Crawley and Inspector Krunch
C.L. Magnus as Frankencreep and Mr. Burger
Lila as the Frankencreep and the gypsy
Mama Mione as (possibly) the Ghost of the Baron and Mrs. Vanders
|Formed a conspiracy group to exact their revenge on the gang for uncovering their past illegal acts which sent them to prison.|
|"Binary Ode"||Written by Andy Sturmer and Damon Criswell||N/A|
|"Transylvania Polka"||Written by Andy Sturmer||Andy Sturmer, credited as Vlad Pincus & the Igors|
The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).
- Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Animation Present:
- Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle Griffin, Matthew Lillard
- Voice and Casting Direction: Lisa Schaffer
- Music By: Andy Sturmer
- Edited By: Kyle Stafford
- Art Direction By: Stephen Nicodemus
- Line Producer: Susan Ward
- Co-producer: Alan Burnett
- Executive Producer: Sam Register
- Written By: Jim Krieg
- Produced and Directed By: Paul McEvoy
- Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones
- Mindy Cohn as Velma Dinkley
- Grey DeLisle Griffin as Daphne Blake, Mama Mione
- Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers
- Diedrich Bader as Mrs. Vanders
- Dee Bradley Baker as C.L. Magnus, Mr. Burger
- Eric Bauza as Daphanatic, Rock Dude
- Jeff Bennett as Iago, Shmidlap
- Susanne Blakeslee as Townswoman
- Corey Burton as Baron Basil, Ghost of the Baron
- Candi Milo as Gypsy, Lila
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Cuthbert Crawley
- Inspector KrunchFred Tatasciore as Frankencreep
- Based On Characters Created By: Hanna-Barbera Productions
- Character Design: Chris Battle, Dan Haskett, Joshua Middleton, James Stenstrum
- Prop Design: Taesoo Kim
- Character And Prop Design Clean-up: Mark Lewis
- Background Key Design: Eric N. Clark, Jonathan Fisher, Robert Harand, Benoit LePennec, Jeff Palm
- Background Paint: Shawn McKelvey, Jeff Palm, Bill Wray
- Color Stylists: Holly Almaguer, Melanie Pava
- Storyboard: Alex Almaguer, Aluir Amancio, Scotland Barnes, Michael Goguen, Kalvin Lee, Brandon McKinney, Rafael Rosado, Robert Souza
- Storyboard Cleanup: Naz Ghodrati-Azadi
- Storyboard Revision: James Fujii
- Animatic: Rob DeSales
- Animation Timing: Kent Butterworth, Jeff Hall, Brian Hogan, Bob Nesler, Kirk Tingblad, James Tim Walker
- Animation Checking: Jan Browning, Janette Hulett
- Effects Animation: Vera Duffy, Matthew Girari, Brett Hardin
- Production Manager: Sunisa Petchpoo
- Assistant Production Managers: Cheryl Cayetano, April Cline
- Animation Services: Digital eMation Inc.
- Supervising Directors: Seungkoo Jo, Jinsung Kim, Youngwon Jung
- Animation Directors: Yoonbae Kim, Seungwoo Yang, Gangro Lee, Sukjin Yang, Seungjoon Jung, Dongwon Jung
- Layout Artists: Hyunsuk Kim, Donghwan Oh, Dongkyoo Lee, Younghwan Lee, Seungchul Kim, Byungjoon Jung, Jinchul Yang, Gyoochang Lee, Chanhee Kim, Kisoon Shim
- Key Animation: Kijoon Kim, Bongjeun Kim, Yongkil Park, Sukjin Yoon, Jinyul Jang, Seyoung Jung, Yoon Jung, Namgil Jo, Yohan Han, Yunkoo Kang, Taeshik Kang, Jongki Ahn, Sungshik Choo, Jaejin Yoo, Jaeyoo Jo, Dongjoo Seo, Jaejoong Kim, Woosang Yoon, Jinsung Woo, Soojong Lee, Jong-il Lee, Jinhyun Choi
- In-between Checkers: Jongkook Lee, Chulki Hon, Heejung Kim, Naksoo Cho, Namgi Kim, Minkyung Jun
- Background Directors: Soonee Heo, Hyunhee Oh
- Model Checkers: Jongman Lee, Jisoo Kang, Jinmi Park, Jaehee Oh, Eunhee Yang
- Color Stylists: Yong Ahn, Woonre Jung
- Composition: Yongho Kim, Hyunhee Yim, Jangho Park, Kyungsoo Choi, Sunmi Hong
- CGI: Eddie Jaeil Byun, Hongsun Yoon, Daeguen Hong
- Final Checker: Pilmook Chae
- Production Staff: Scarlet Sookyung Kim, Hyungjoo Jun, Eunmi Lee, Agatha Sarim Kim, Ashley Hee-Eun Bae
- Post Production Manager: Matt Singer
- Recording Facilities: Atlas Oceanic Sound and Picture
- Recording Machine Operators: Jeff O. Collins, Sarah Baluch
- Track Readers: Fred Salinas
- Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor: Mark A. Keatts
- Dialogue/ADR Editors: Kelly Foley Downs, Patrick J. Foley, Mike Garcia
- Post Production Sound Services: Advantage Audio
- Online Editors: Gabriel Thorburn
- "Binary Ode"
- Written by Andy Sturmer and Damon Criswell
- "Transylvania Polka"
- Written by Andy Sturmer, Vlad Pincus & the Igors
- Executive In Charge Of Music: Niki Sherrod
- Business And Legal Affairs: John Michael Beach, Lori Blackstone, Sharmalee Lall, Rebecca Mathany, Bonnie Negrete, Joulene St. Catherine
- Production Administrator: Zoe Lane
- Production Support: Tina Fallah, Audrey Kim, Tamara Miles, Kira Tirimacco, Renee Toporzysek
- Production Accounting: Yadira Davis, Luis Guzman, Debbie Lindquist, Maral Simonian, Athena Wingate
- Casting Administration: Liz Carroll
- Production Supervision: Bobbie Page
- Production Management: Ed Adams
Executive In Charge Of Production: Jay Bastian
- Special Thanks To: Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
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- The Mamba Zombie case happened in The Scooby-Doo Show episode Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo. The Alex Super Experience's name is revealed in this film, and that they also broke-up because of what happened (even though it didn't look like that at the end of the episode).
- The Green Ghosts case happened in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode A Night of Fright is No Delight. Cuthbert Crawls's full name is revealed in this film.
- The Old Iron Face case happened in The Scooby-Doo Show episode The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face.
- The Redbeard's Ghost case happened in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Go Away Ghost Ship.
- The middle-aged tourist wearing plaid shirt from previous films appears as a member of H8face.
- Daphanatic has a wall full of "memorabilia" from Daphne's past adventures/cases made up almost entirely from What's New, Scooby-Doo?
- The San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 held the world premiere on the last day, July 27, with a scheduled panel featuring Grey DeLisle (Daphne), Mindy Cohn (Velma), Jim Krieg and Paul McEvoy. Evoy did not attend, and despite DeLisle confirming that she wasn't attending either, she was still listed right until the final day. It was moderated by Jay Bastian.
- The is intended to be a tie-in to Halloween, albeit two months ahead of time.
- This film is dedicated to Casey Kasem, though his name was never appeared in the film.
- This is the third time Anarbor's cover of the What's New, Scooby-Doo? theme song is used for an animated direct-to-video.
- This is the first film to have footage from past episodes and the first time a culprit that Mystery Inc. defeated in the past appears outside of the episode he/she was in.
- This is the first time the Mystery Machine blows up in standard continuity. Although the event traumatized Fred, it also seemed to have cured him of his obsession of it once it was revealed to have been rebuilt, as he has not had the same obsession over it since.
- Daphne's weight gain from a Size 2 to an 8 being her "curse", received some negativity for not only being inaccurate with how a Size 8 actually looks like, but having a negative influence over the young girls who have watched it. Warner Bros.' response was she and the others didn't lose what was most important to them: their friendship, and that she realizes what she looks like is superficial.. However, her main concern after revealing the bad guys, was wanting to know how big she got over everything else that had happened.
- Velma states that the reason she solves mysteries, captures monsters, and unmasks criminals disguised as monsters is mainly to try to clear her family name. Her great-great-uncle, Basil Von Dinkenstein, was the scientist responsible for creating the Frankencreep, which consequently caused serious problems for his family and their descendants, like Velma Dinkley herself.
- This is the first time post-WNSD era, specifically since Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword, that a chase song with lyrics has been used.
- Daphne runs her own website, Jeepers, It's Daphne!, (a reference to her catchphrase) which she mainly uses to push a modelling career with, and does a live webchat. She calls her so-called fans, "Daphanatics".
- The gang also got together at a restaurant near the beginning of the previous film, although the joke is here, is that instead of being apart as Fred suggests, the entirety of Jeepers, It's Daphne! was happening in the restaurant, with Velma and the guys' laptops having just altered their backgrounds.
- Teen Mystery Solver Dish! would seem to imply that there are other teenage sleuths out there besides Mystery Inc.
- It's revealed that the Dinkleys immigrated to America from Germany, which took place on a February 25 (although the village of Transylvania skews it with the country of Transylvania), and had their surname changed from Von Dinkenstein.
- The back license plate has been changed from "195 343" (first seen in Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo) to "DSCORLS", with Crystal Cove as a location (in reference to the main setting of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), and the date of December 2013. The front plate with the words, "The Mystery Machine", from the previous film, has been removed.
- Another reference to Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is the silhouettes of Velma's parents resembling Dale and Angie.
- Poormond and Old Haven are parodies of Richmond and New Haven, respectively.
- Similarly to the gang being altogether to begin with during Jeepers, It's Daphne!, their revenge-seekers found each other online, when their cells were right next to each other.
- For the first time, this mystery was not about money, it was about the gang themselves.
- Scholastic published a novel in their Movie Reader line. It was originally called Scooby-Doo! It's Alive!
- Scooble-Doo is a parody of Google, tied with Scooby-Doo's name. It's unclear, besides the name, what the two actually have in common.
- The gTLDs in each web address is "hb", a reference to Hanna-Barbera.
- H8face is a parody of Facebook. Users "fiend" each other and groups get "yikes," instead of "likes."
- The majority of this movie's plot and setting is taken from the classic Universal Frankenstein films. These references include:
- Basil is shown fighting the Frankencreep in a burning windmill, much like the climax of the original Frankenstein.
- Iago is an amalgam of Fritz from Frankenstein and Ygor from Son of Frankenstein.
- The setup involving Velma inheriting the castle is patterned off of Son of Frankenstein. Basil Dinkley could be a reference to Basil Rathbone, who starred in that film.
- Inspector Krunch is a parody of Inspector Krogh, the one armed officer from Son of Frankenstein.
- The brain-swapping plot is taken from Ghost of Frankenstein.
- When they find the Frankencreep, he is frozen in a block of ice. This is an homage to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.
- Mrs. Vanders appears to be inspired by Frau Blucher from Mel Brooks' satirical Young Frankenstein.
Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches
- When Fred asks Velma what he had solved from the beginning, the orange from his ascot continues to the visible part of his neck below.
- Velma's glasses aren't tinted when she holds up her phone showing parts of the Green Ghosts case.
- In newly created scenes for the film, Mama Mione has black eyes, even though they are still green in the archived footage of her unmasking from The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face. Coincidentally, it's the exact opposite for Lila.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- The gang's old cases have some how been caught on film, and any scene can be brought up, even the events of this film are immediately brought up during the end credits, although that was done as an intentional joke to point out some of the errors.
- Roger (Mamba Wamba) wasn't a music producer, he was actually the Alex Super Experience's manager.
- The Green Ghosts were not originally called "Green Phantoms." This seems to have been from trying to merge the alternate name of "Phantom Shadow(s)."
- Daphne was talking about Creeps and Crawls being the Green Ghosts and about Velma solving the case, but the video was showing Velma with papers from the Mamba Wamba case.
- It would be impossible for the Daphanatic to get the photos of Daphne the way she's posing like that, he would either have to have been stalking her since What's New, Scooby-Doo?, or she's been trying to begin her model portfolio since then by hiring someone to follow her around.
- It's not completely impossible for Daphne to have had her photo taken to the red carpet premiere, but there wasn't a wall like that the first time.
- One photo she must've posed for, had her in her WNSD outfit with a purple handbag, but throughout that program, her handbag was green.
- Crawls was simply using a fake name. It wasn't until Velma pointed out that Crawley and Mr. Crawls were one and the same in the wrap-up, did the gang recognise him.
- The super suit was supposed to be built to fit little people only, yet it's later used by regular-sized people as well.
- The gang have apparently finished eating at the restaurant as they've payed their check, yet there's a lone milkshake (with the addition of not just cream, but a cherry, too) just sitting on the table the entire time the gang are talking. They even walk away from it, without Scooby or Shaggy taking a sip, which seems highly improbable that they would leave it.
- The gang seem to just irresponsibly abandon their laptops at the restaurant.
- Daphne's briefly reappears on her lap in the passenger car.
- Cayetanos Sticky Toffee Pudding is missing an apostrophe so it's unclear whether it's supposed to be singular or plural.
- Although appearing in a flashback, Madelyn doesn't appear in the Dinkley family tree in the opening sequence, and despite being the youngest, Velma is identified as the youngest in the Baron's will. If she had questioned that (which she didn't), Crawley could've quite easily responded that it was made before Madelyn was born. (This may have been a given.) The fact that she wasn't mentioned is likely because (other than flat out being ignored) Crawls was out to get Velma, not her sister.
- It's unknown if the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated allusions are supposed to retcon the two universes together. This would be impossible as Velma doesn't have a sibling in that series, and Fred and Daphne are in a committed relationship, this film keeps the two ambiguous, as always.
- The proper title for a baron is "Lord."
- It's unexplained how Velma's uncle became a baron.
- The gang's train tickets all have the same seat number.
- It seems odd to show the train's schedule board, and leave out Transylvania.
- The Dinkley family is supposed to originate from Germany, but it sounds more like they were simply from Transylvania, Pennsylvania the entire time, not only due to the fact that that's the village which has had all the trouble of Dr. Von Dinkenstein and his monster, but there is no mention of the castle being moved, which would be logical reasoning to how it can go from being in, perhaps, the real Transylvania to the village namesake in America. There is also the issue of the Baron seemingly not leaving, giving reason for him to be able to still keep the Von Dinkenstein name, although that wouldn't explain why Velma said he "reclaimed" it. Maybe she meant figuratively.
- There are also significant inconsistencies on where the villagers are supposed to be from.
- The film's dialogue explicitly states that the villagers are "ethnic Transylvanians". This would mean they are from the region of Transylvania, which is in the country of Romania, making them Romanian. This is reinforced by references to Transylvanian culture such as the Carpathian snack bar on the train, and the inclusions of Romanian cultural heritage such as the Cimpoi (the Romanian bagpipe) and dishes like racitura and gogosi.
- However the design (architecture, clothing, etc.) of the village and the villagers strongly resembles that of southern Germany, (Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg), and not that of Transylvania. Additionally, the native language of the villagers is clearly German. Mr. Burger introduces himself as the "burgermeister" of the town. A "Bürgermeister" is a German-language term for a government official that is similar to a Mayor. This term is used in Germany and Austria, and was formally used in the German-speaking regions of Switzerland. It would not be used by Transylvanians; The Romanian term "Primar" would be more likely. Mr. Burger and other village characters also use German words like "Fraulein", "zwei", and "acht" instead of Romanian words. In addition, when Inspector Krunch tells the gang that the village makes torches the villagers can be clearly heard saying "Ja, weltpremiere!", which is German for "Yeah, World Premiere!"* The phrase "Ja, weltpremiere" is jibberish in Romanian, meaning that these villagers are clearly German-speaking. (* The English subtitles will incorrectly dictate this as "Yeah, vult premiere!")
- It is possible that the villagers could have been part of the Transylvanian-Saxons, a German ethnic minority group that settled in Transylvania starting in the 12th century. If this is the case, calling them "ethnic Transylvanians" would be inaccurate, as "ethnic Transylvanians" generally implies Romanians. Transylvanian-Saxons consistently kept themselves significantly separated from the native Romanians, strongly resisting cultural, social, and ethnic integration. "Ethnic Germans" would be more accurate, and "ethnic Transylvanian-Saxons" would be most accurate.
- To make things even more confusing, the film claims that Mary Shelley got the idea for her novel "Frankenstein" from listening to a janitor rant at a local pub. The film also implies that the region Velma's family is from ("back in the old country") and the region that the villagers emigrated from are one and the same. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in the summer of 1816, while vacationing in Geneva, Switzerland, (which is also where most of her novel takes place.) This would indicate that the villagers are Swiss, except that the culture and design of the village doesn't resemble that of Geneva, which is in the French-speaking region of Switzerland.
- There's also the possibility that Dr. von Dinkenstein was based (perhaps indirectly) on Johann Conrad Dippel, who is alleged by some historians to be Shelley's inspiration for her character Dr. Frankenstein. Dippel was an eccentric alchemist who was born in Frankenstein's Castle, which is located in southern Hesse, Germany, where he spent most of his life.
- There are also significant inconsistencies on where the villagers are supposed to be from.
- The fact that there's a close-up of the Dinkley baby in the flashback would imply it was Velma. It would be trivial on any other Dinkley.
- It doesn't take much time for the village to get a new train engine and clock tower after the former crashed into the latter. This is pointed out by AlexSuperFan2112 in the end credits.
- There seems to be intentional anachronistic jokes to flashbacks with the village of Transylvania, including the naming of "Ye Olde Book Shop" and having a burger joint.
- As stated by AlexSuperFan2112, Shaggy's Bavarian-style clothes were torn off by the Frankencreep yet the next time the scene shifts to Velma, Shaggy and Scooby in the lab, Shaggy is wearing his usual outfit again.
- The zoo cemetery may have been made up since it wasn't actually named on-screen and just accompanied Agent Shmidlap's (as Iago) unproven retelling of events. It's possible he heard it from the townsfolk, but they, too, may have embellished on the story (especially being passed down from one generation to next).
- Daphne's elation to seeing how big she had got might be one reason as to not taking notice she was wearing a fatsuit (her skin puffing out and the fatsuit must've been seamless), but that wouldn't explain how she couldn't have noticed her allergic reaction and seeing/hearing the fatsuit inflating out. She either took a really long blink or was getting changed in the dark. The same problems apply to her hair.
- Her weight gain doesn't cause her to sweat, not once, and she still incredibly agile, although this was by the time her swelling had gone done, but the weight of the fatsuit would still make it difficult -- she doesn't have a problem whatsoever.
- Moments after being freed, Daphne's back in her regular outfit. Was she wearing it underneath? Her hair is also back to normal, but she had nothing to sort it out as the town doesn't use electricity (something she was terrified of). It could've been a wig, although this isn't acknowledged.
- The Scooby Snacks boxes appear and reappear in moments.
- The one Scooby Snacks box that is open looks empty.
- Daphne's looks (and the beauty regime that goes along with it) are a part of her character, so having her learn this big lesson about what's on the inside is what's most important is all well and good, but means nothing by the next film, which has her bond with Shannon Lucas over how well each other's hair looks. (She also learns an "important" lesson in the latter, too, which comes off far more effective.)
- Shaggy said that the mayor was with him and Scooby when they were chasing the Frankencreep, but the mayor was really with the crowd of villagers leading the angry mod before running around the Frankencreep.
- Velma concludes that Crawley isn't her family's lawyer because she's never met him before. (Why she didn't see this earlier is unknown.) Is she included in all her family's legal issues?
- The newspaper ad of Creeps and Crawls referred to them as "Attorney-at-Law", instead of "Attorneys-at-Law".
- Mama Mione is fairly more feminine than her last appearance. This seems to be more due to the difference in animation than Mama Mione doing anything.
- It does make one wonder why Daphne did not see the resemblance in Ghost of the Baron's mask to Old Iron Face's iconic one from the beginning. Perhaps she was fully able to register it once the case was solved.
- It's not revealed who the Ghost of the Baron was, but more than anybody it would've have been Mama Mione (if there wasn't also someone taking a turn).
- Crawls is conspicuously absent from the prison flashback (unless he had already finished his sentence).
- Lila refers to the Scooby Gang Revenge Social Network as the anti-Scooby group set up on H8face, but it's its own website.
- Fred loads up luggage on the Mystery Machine (wagon) as they're about to leave Transylvania, but they didn't come with anything except for the clothes on their back.
- Mama Mione claimed that everyone the gang's ever busted wants revenge. Ignoring their loose continuity, there have actually been a few instances where the culprit felt remorseful for their actions and ended up being redeemed.
In other languages
|Brazil||Scooby-Doo! E A Maldição do Frankenstein||Scooby-Doo! And The Curse of Frankenstein|
|French||Scooby-Doo: Aventures en Transylvanie||Scooby-Doo: Adventures in Transylvania|
|Greek||Scooby-Doo! Φράνκεν Τρόμος||Scooby-Doo! Franken Fright|
|Italian||Scooby-Doo! Frankenstrizza||Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy|
|Polish||Scooby Doo i Frankenstrachy||Scooby Doo and the Frankenscares|
|Russian||Скуби-Ду: Франкен-монстр||Scooby-Doo: Franken-monster|
|Spanish (Latin America)||Name||Meaning|
- Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy DVD released by Warner Home Video on August 19, 2014.
- Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo released by Warner Home Video on August 19, 2014.
- Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy DVD released by Warner Home Video on October 6, 2014.
Fred: Wow. I didn't think I could do it without the Mystery Machine but I guess I could do it for her.
Velma: I'm sorry I tried to take your brains, guys. I think I was hypnotized by a device disguised to look like an antique Strickfaden electro wheel.
Shaggy: Like, you were so greedy for revenge, you forgot to be greedy for money.
Daphne: Jeepers, Velma. You really won the villagers over. I guess they really appreciate you proving once and for all that there's no such thing as the Von Dinkenstein curse.
Daphne: There's just one last thing I don't understand, Velma. How did you know the curse was a fake?
Shaggy: Don't worry. We'll stay away from the Baron's legacy. And his arm-acy, and his foot-acy.
Fred: Together we've brought down more than our share of villains with nothing more than pluck, jerry-rigged traps, and a box of Scooby Snacks. And for no better reason than a love of justice. And my van. And a knack for meddling. And a love for my van.
Inspector Krunch: You! You're a Von Dinkenstein! I'd know those glasses anywhere! No Von Dinkenstein is welcome in this town! T'was your uncle's monster did this to me! (holds out prosthetic "hand")
Velma: Wait, a minute ago you spoke in grunts and "ugh"s. When did you become so loquacious?
Shaggy: (seeing a monster in ice) Like, a real life Frankenstein!
Velma: This monster must be a fake and I'll prove it! I'll recreate the Baron's supposed life-imbuing experiment from his own notes. When the ice is melted and the experiment fails, the hoax will be revealed. My core hypothesis that monsters are fake will be vindicated.
Daphne: Is everyone okay?
Shaggy: Like, why do you need both our brains?
Fred: They sure went through a lot of trouble to scare us off. But what was the treasure they were trying to scare us off from?
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