The Hand of Horror is the second half of the second episode of The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries. It was preceded by Scooby's Peep-Hole Pandemonium.


While on a pizza run, the kids run into the Von Gizmo Estate, where they encounter Ratfield, the Von Gizmo twins' ex-assistant, who claims they stole his secret invention.


Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne and Scrappy are on their way to Louie's Pizza Palace. Shaggy ignores a street closed sign, as the guys talk about the toppings they want; Scooby wants pepperoni, Scrappy wants onions and meatballs and Shaggy wants all sausage. As Daphne gets bored listening to their debate, she quickly alerts Shaggy to a wall he's about to crash into. The experience leads Daphne to believe they are lost, but Shaggy is adamantly denies it.

The gang exits the Mystery Machine and looks around for directions. A man named Ratfield exits a nearby house. He is noticeably upset. He mentions how he has been fired by the Von Gizmo twins, who live at the home, and how the gang won't want any part of it. He storms off, telling the gang to leave at once. Daphne and Scrappy become interested, sensing a mystery inside the house. They knock on the door as Scooby and Shaggy order pizza. They are let inside by a floating hand. Pizza Louie makes record time but has brought the wrong pizza. He apologies and says that he'll be right back. Meanwhile, the gang walks around the house, looking for the Von Gizmo twins or any clues regarding what Ratfield had mentioned.

A floating hand picks up Scooby and drops him near the Von Gizmo twins. One of them asks why the gang is in their house. Daphne explains how Shaggy got lost looking for Pizza Louie's parlor and they needed directions. The Von Gizmo twin doesn't believe her story. Shaggy backs up Daphne. The twin tells the gang that he believes they want his secret invention. He orders them to leave. The other Von Gizmo twin agrees that they need to leave. Before leaving Daphne stops Shaggy telling him she wants to stay and keep investigating. They spit up and keep looking for clues. Pizza Louie comes again but a floating hand has lassoed the pizza and he shows up empty-handed, apologizing again. A floating hand rolls up the rug Shaggy and Scooby are standing on and tosses them through a secret panel leading to the basement.

Daphne and Scrappy continue to search for clues. Pizza Louie arrives for a third time but this time the hand has switched a shield with the pizza. He apologizes again, starting to wonder why he can't deliver the pizza correctly. Daphne and Scrappy hear the Von Gizmo twins arguing in their laboratory and leave to go listen in on them.

Shaggy and Scooby find a controller for the floating hands. They learn that the hands are mechanical. While still in the basement, Shaggy programs a hand to go get the pizza from Pizza Louie. The hand grabs the pizza and slams the door on Pizza Louie. It returns to Shaggy with the pizza. Shaggy has the floating hand set a table fancy for him and Scooby to eat the pizza. Before eating, Shaggy hears a loud moaning. He figures out that there is a secret doorway in the basement wall. Using a floating hand, him and Scooby break open the secret room and free a "third" twin.

The Von Gizmo twins are arguing when the "third twin" uses a floating hand to break into the laboratory with the secret floating hands. Shaggy doesn't believe that there could be "three twins". Scrappy sniffs their shoes and stops at one of them. He rips off a mask, revealing Ratfield, who has used a disguise to get back into the laboratory. Ratfield uses a remote control to have the floating hands steal Shaggy's remote control, but is unsuccessful. Soon him and Shaggy battle, sending the hands at each other, back and forth. Ratfield breaks the pattern by having the floating hands pick up a table. He pins the gang and Von Gizmo twins to the wall with the table. Scrappy is the only one free and catches Ratfield by surprise, stealing his remote control. Scrappy uses the hands to pick up Ratfield and suspend him mid-air until the police arrive. Pizza Louie arrives for a final time, with the correct pizza, which is collected by the Helping Hands. He thinks it's all "mighty weird." This makes the others laugh, as the hands clap.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • None





Suspect Motive/reason
One of the Von Gizmo twins He acted rude when the gang asked for help.


Culprit Motive/reason
Ratfield as one of the Von Gizmo twins To steal the Helping Hands to use for crime.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Heather North Daphne Blake

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).


  • Nobody seems to like anchovies, especially Scooby.


Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Χέρι του Τρόμου The Hand of Horror

Home media


Pizza Louie: There's something mighty weird going on around here.

Shaggy: Like, en garde!

External links

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