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Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost is the twenty-ninth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on Digital HD and DVD on February 5, 2019.

It serves as a true conclusion to the short-lived 1985 TV series The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.


Mystery Inc. are put into retirement when they accidentally capture the wrong guy. Just when they think their mystery solving days are over, Vincent Van Ghoul reconnects with them to finish an unfinished case of Scooby, Shaggy, and Daphne's years ago.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Mortifer Quinch (only appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Mrs. Malvo (only appearance)
  • Asmodeus (only appearance)(Mortifer's disguise)
  • Asamad Van Ghoul (only appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Minion Ghosts (only appearance)(flashback only)(illusions by Mortifer)

Other characters:





Suspect Motive/Reason
Opening case
Farmer Morgan Ran away from the gang.
Main case
Bernie Alan He popped up in the Himalayas, after his check had bounced.


Culprit Motive/Reason
Opening case
Mrs. Malvo She didn't want to pay Farmer Morgan.
Main case
Mortifer Quinch as Asmodeus He wanted to sell the Chest of Demons.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Mrs. Malvo
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Maurice LaMarche Vincent Van Ghoul
Bernie Alan
Vance Linklater
Noshir Dalal Flim-Flam
Nolan North Asmodeus
Mortifer Quinch
Farmer Morgan
David Herman Sheriff


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Scoobystition" Written by Tim Sheridan and Andy Sturmer Andy Sturmer N/A



In an interview with A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo!, Tim Sheridan confirmed that Warner Bros. requested Flim-Flam and Scrappy not be in the film. However, both were taken into consideration by Sheridan while writing the script, and Scrappy was ultimately cut from the film due to not fitting into the story Sheridan wanted to tell. They also requested toning down of any truly supernatural elements, making the movie's stance on the paranormal more ambiguous.[1]

Bogel and Weerd were supposed to have cameos as monks depicted in the Temple's artwork. It is unclear if this was implying they were living monks all along or monks who died and became ghosts.[2] A possible reference to them, however, was the dark spirits in the flashback of Asmodeus' imprisonment in the Chest of Demons by Vincent and Mortifer. The spirits tried to get their hands on the Chest of Demons and release the ghosts to serve them, but Mortifer sacrificed himself to them so Vincent can take the Chest away, although this was all revealed at the end to be an illusion by Mortifer himself.




  • This movie inspired the seventh level of the game app Scooby-Doo! Mystery Cases, which is called The Mysterious Chest of Demons.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Scrappy was cut out of flashbacks in the opening credits, as if he never existed, only for Flim-Flam to contradict this retcon by still mentioning him, anyway, which is then followed by Velma not knowing who he was talking about.
  • In the opening sequence, Vincent only counts ten ghosts with one of them not even counting as a legitimate one, as it was a cyclone ghost in the episode Ship of Ghouls, which featured a combination of several ghosts captured from previous episodes.
  • Perhaps due to a misunderstanding, the Mystery Flying Machine is renamed to the "Flying Mystery Machine".
  • The gang are under the assumption that Farmer Morgan is wearing a mask, but don't think to try and unmask Mrs. Malvo.
  • It's unknown why Mrs. Malvo didn't want extra land for her mall, although it's presumably because she didn't have the millions of dollars to give to Farmer Morgan.
  • The gang are specified as being almost eighteen year olds, although they were clearly of age in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
    • Fred and Velma were never at camp, as The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, the previous series to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, had Fred as an aspiring mystery writer and Velma as an assistant research scientist at NASA.
    • Shaggy mentions sending the Chest of Demons to Vincent before school started, but again, he was clearly past the age of going to any high school.
  • The Sheriff said Scooby should be on a leash, but the gang weren't so bothered by that law.
  • The Werewolf mask appears outside and inside the garage, with no time for anyone of the gang to have moved it.
  • It's implied the thirteen episodes of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo happened over one summer, when it went as far as winter.
  • Velma asks Daphne if the red van is also called the Mystery Machine, which she denies, but won't reveal its real name she has apparently given it. In reality, it was called the Mystery Machine in the episode Coast-to-Ghost.
  • Shaggy says the reason why him and Scooby are always afraid of fake monsters was because they've seen twelve real ones, but this wouldn't account for why they were afraid before that, evidenced by the keepsakes of past cases before The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
  • The gang seem to be going back to the original mall case at the beginning of the film, although it isn't elaborated on.
  • Weerd and Bogel were the only prominent characters from the original show who were never seen or mentioned throughout the movie.
    • Also in the retelling of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo in the opening credits, Scooby and Shaggy accidentally opened the Chest of Demons by themselves instead of Weerd and Bogel tricking them into opening it.
    • A possible reference to Weerd and Bogel were the minion ghosts in Vincent and Mortimer's past.
  • It's unclear what really happened to the real Asmodeus, whether he could finally rest or just continued to roam the earth, especially since Velma admitted she made up the story of Asamad's redemption.
  • Velma's explanation of Himalayan hallucinations wouldn't explain the ghosts Shaggy, Daphne, and Scooby saw all over the world in the series, unless these hallucinations followed them. She also makes Vincent sound like a nutcase who's been on a lifelong quest of his own imagination.
  • The credits refer to Noshir Dalal as voicing Benny and Flim-Flam, when he was only voicing Flim-Flam. Benny was someone Flim-Flam was working for. The closed captions also refer to Flim-Flam as Benny.
  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is canon to this film (because Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island is a sequel to this movie), yet Velma and Fred say this is their first "real ghost" case.

Home media

  • US.png Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 5, 2019.
  • CAN.png Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 5, 2019.
  • UK.png Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 11, 2019.
  • AUS.png Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (DVD) DVD released by Warner Home Video on March 25, 2019.





Vincent Van Ghoul: (Chanting):
Once upon a Demon Chest
Where evil spirits manifest,
The best of friends began a quest
And set out like a thing possessed.
In every corner of the land,
With a kid named Flim-Flam and a van,
And steely hearts at their command,
They faced their fears and made their stand.
They thwarted evil Maldor's thirst
And broke the Shadow Demon's curse,
And off to Marrakesh traversed
To rendezvous with something worse.
From witches quoting magic rhyme,
To speeding up the sands of time,
Into Demondo's comic crime,
They fought and caught the demon Slime.
Phantazmo, Rankor, Zimbulu,
Do these sound like good guys to you?
Well, thanks to our intrepid crew
Into the chest they each withdrew.
But now their hunt is nearly through,
Their final mystery pursue,
And capture one last bugaboo,
The 13th Ghost of Scooby-Doo!


  1. Jozic, Mike (May 6, 2019). "Curse of the 13th Ghost Interview with Tim Sheridan & Grey Griffin". A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo! Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  2. Sheridan, Tim (June 16, 2020). "Bogel & Weerd cameos". Twitter. Retrieved December 25, 2020.

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