Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost: A Retrospective: Part 2


I remember when Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost came out. This was pretty early on in my Scooby fandom. It wasn’t the first Scooby thing I saw obviously, but it was one of the earliest. Actually, I admit I didn’t like this movie when it came out. I preferred more classic Scooby back then. But like Zombie Island, it has grown on me over the years. Is it as good as Zombie Island? Well, I think one half of Witch’s Ghost is good, the other half is much, much better.

With Zombie Island and Witch’s Ghost being produced so closely together, they share a darker tone than most Scooby-Doo movies. The first half is your typical Scooby-Doo mystery, but the second half is basically a horror movie. Not that the first half is bad or anything, but it’s a little predictable. The movie really picks up when the real witch’s ghost shows up. Tim Curry as Ben Ravencroft makes for a great villain. It’s much scarier fare than the usual Scooby-Doo fare. Of course, the humor inserted throughout helps lighten the mood. It all blends together really well.


Of course, one of the best things this movie gave us is The Hex Girls. It’s a shame we didn’t get more Hex Girls inspired albums, because this soundtrack is rockin'{who else had the soundtrack?}. And Billy Ray Cyrus does a pretty decent cover of the theme song as well.

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While not nearly as good as Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost still ranks pretty high. As a older fan, I can appreciate the horror aspects of the final act. The first half isn’t bad either, even if it isn’t perfect. 8/10.

Be sure to check out Scooby-Doom’s review here.


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