Scooby-Doo! in the Horror Universe: “THE WEIRD WINDS OF WINONA”

18 Dec

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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 2 EPISODE 6 “THE WEIRD WINDS OF WINONA”

Release Date: October 13, 1973 (Contemporary Setting)

Non-Horror Crosses: Speed Buggy

The Story: Two groups of teens and their talking dog and car try to determine why people are fleeing their town.

Notes: This brings in the animated Speed Buggy, which is about a living, talking, intelligent, animate car. Okay, I quit. No, no. I can do this. Refer back to my notes about talking dogs in the Horror Universe and then triple your suspension of disbelief. Stephen King has at least demonstrated that cars can come to life plausibly and there’s certainly enough stories in the Horror Universe of other inanimate objects come to life. However, how nobody is freaked out when they meet Speed Buggy for the first time is still a mystery.

For more Scooby-Doo! crossovers, click here.

For more mystery solving teen crossovers, click here.

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

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