Scooby-Doo! in the Horror Universe: “THE GHASTLY GHOST TOWN”

20 Sep

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Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.

THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES (ANIMATED SERIES)

Release Date: September 9, 1972 – October 27, 1973 (Contemporary Setting — See Notes for Scooby-Doo, Where are You?)

Series: The New Scooby-Doo Movies

The Story: Mystery, Inc. continues to solve mysteries, but now they meet a lot of interesting people.

Notes: See my Notes for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? for how I feel about talking dogs in the Horror Universe. There are many Scooby-Doo series, and some have contrary canon. For that reason, each one is considered separately for crossover inclusion. Where Are You? was brought in via a cross with Jekyll and Hyde. This series is brought in via a cross with the Addams Family below. This series is a continuation of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! It continues in 1976 as The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. It was remade in 2002 as a live-action film. This series also spun off the animated Harlem Globetrotters series. The series has been referenced several times in other series and films. It has also been spoofed in Gremlins 2, NIght of the Living Doo, and Family Guy.

SEASON 1 EPISODE 1 “THE GHASTLY GHOST TOWN”

Release Date: September 8, 1972 (Contemporary Setting)

Non-Horror Crosses: Three Stooges

The Story: The gang find their way to a theme park that is owned by the Three Stooges.

Notes: This is a crossover with the animated cartoon based on the Three Stooges shorts. And for those not sure, the Stooges are characters. They are not real, even if the actors and the characters have the same names.

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For more Scooby-Doo! crossovers, click here.

For more Three Stooges crossovers, click here.

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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