- This article is about the film. For the DVD, see Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (DVD).
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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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- Mystery Inc.
- Vincent Van Ghoul (main story and flashback)
- Flim-Flam (main story and flashback)
- Vance Linklater (only appearance)
- 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)
- Farmer Morgan (only appearance)
- Sheriff (first appearance)
- Bernie Alan (only appearance)(Vance Linklater's disguise)
- Benny (mentioned)
- King Solomon (mentioned)
- Scrappy-Doo (mentioned)
- Chest of Demons (main story and flashback)
- Abominable Snowman mask
- Ape Man mask
- Black Knight mask
- Ghost Clown mask
- Ghost of the Black Samurai mask
- Mr. Hyde mask
- Shark men disguise
- Spooky Space Kook armor
- Werewolf mask
- Witch Doctor mask
- Magnifying glass
- Inflatable rubber duck
- Gang's flashlights
- Scooby Snacks
- Submarine sandwich
- Lotsa Luck Joy Juice
- Vacuu-Spook 2000
- Mystery Flying Machine (flashback only)
- The Mystery Machine
- Miss-tery Machine
- Mortifer Quinch's car
- Vincent Van Ghoul's plane
|Farmer Morgan||Ran away from the gang.|
|Bernie Alan||He popped up in the Himalayas, after his check had bounced.|
|Mrs. Malvo||She didn't want to pay Farmer Morgan.|
|Mortifer Quinch as Asmodeus||He wanted to sell the Chest of Demons.|
|Song||Credits||Performed by||Character performance by|
|"Scoobystition"||Written by Tim Sheridan and Andy Sturmer||Andy Sturmer||N/A|
- The film's opening title sequence contains numerous references to the original show. All in all, That's Monstertainment and A Spooky Little Ghoul Like You are the only episodes not referenced. The references to the other episodes are:
- The Gang being chased by a werewolf from To All the Ghouls I've Loved Before.
- Maldor the Malevolent and the Dragon from Scoobra Kadoobra.
- The Gang searching the mines and the Shadow Demon from Me and My Shadow Demon.
- The Marrakesh marketplace and the Reflector Specter from Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye.
- The Bermuda Triangle Ghost from Ship of Ghouls.
- Stonehenge, the Brewski Sisters and Marcella from When You Witch Upon a Star.
- A clock turning backward and Time Slime from It's a Wonderful Scoob.
- The Gang trapped in a comic strip by Demondo from Scooby in Kwackyland.
- Silhouettes of Rankor, Professor Phantazmo, and Zimbulu from Coast-to-Ghost, The Ghouliest Show on Earth, and Horror-Scope Scoob.
- Flim-Flam and Vincent Van Ghoul were main and supporting characters, respectively, in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Flim-Flam was part of the gang, while Vincent assisted from the sidelines.
- The gang have mementos from past cases in their garage sale:
- The Black Knight suit from SDWAY: What a Night for a Knight.
- Ape Man mask from WAY: Never Ape an Ape Man.
- The samurai mask from the DTV Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword.
- Ghost Clown mask from WAY: Bedlam in the Big Top.
- Abominable Snowman mask from DTV Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
- Spooky Space Kook suit and mask/helmet from WAY: Spooky Space Kook.
- A shark man suit from TNSDMovies: The Secret of Shark Island.
- Werewolf mask from WAY: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf.
- Witch Doctor mask from WAY: Decoy for a Dognapper.
- Mr. Hyde mask from DTV Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
- Daphne has a photo of the gang unmasking Mr. Beeman, wearing the Moat Monster costume, from the first DTV, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
- The gang previously went to the Himalayas in Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
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.
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. 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.
- The opening sequence features a narration from Vincent Van Ghoul in a somewhat similar style to his narration in opening sequence to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
- Maurice LaMarche reprises his role of Vincent Van Ghoul from the unrelated TV series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
- This is the second direct to video movie that doesn't have the 'Special Thanks to Joe Ruby and Ken Spears' credit at the end.
- The same idea of Fred being away at camp to explain his lack of knowledge of Flim-Flam was previously used in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
- In this particular movie's continuity, only the events of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, and Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island have occurred (which is ironic given the presence of Easter eggs from other incarnations). This ended up being contradicted by the next movies, which are sequels to this one, by having callbacks and characters from a variety of previous movies and shows, including Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright, and Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- The events of the original 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo happened the previous summer, or two, ago.
- Sheridan considers Captain Ferguson of the Bermuda Triangle Ghosts to be the 12th Ghost, and he serves as such in the continuity of the film.
- Disguises: Shaggy and Scooby as monks.
- Scooby Snacks bribe: 2 for Scooby and Shaggy.
- "Ruh-roh" count: 1.
- "Zoinks" count: 3.
- "Jeepers" count: 0.
- "Jinkies" count: 1.
- 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.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 5, 2019.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 5, 2019.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost DVD released by Warner Home Video on February 11, 2019.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (DVD) DVD released by Warner Home Video on March 25, 2019.
Vincent Van Ghoul: (Chanting):
- 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.
- Sheridan, Tim (June 16, 2020). "Bogel & Weerd cameos". Twitter. Retrieved December 25, 2020.