Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
DVD cover
Directed byPaul McEvoy
Written byJim Krieg
Based onScooby-Doo
by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
by Mary Shelley
Produced byPaul McEvoy
StarringFrank Welker
Grey DeLisle Griffin
Mindy Cohn
Matthew Lillard
Edited byKyle Stafford
Music byAndy Sturmer[1]
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release dates
  • July 27, 2014 (2014-07-27) (San Diego Comic-Con)
  • August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05) (Digital HD)
Running time
74 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy is a 2014 direct-to-DVD animated comedy horror film, and the twenty-third film in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films.[3] It premiered on July 27, 2014, at San Diego Comic-Con, and was released on Digital HD on August 5, 2014. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 19, 2014.[4]


Velma gets a call from Cuthbert Crawley, a lawyer for Velma's family who tells her that she has inherited her great uncle's castle in Transylvania, Pennsylvania. At his office, Velma turns the offer down, replying that she wants nothing to do with her uncle, puzzling her friends. Mr. Crawley understands, revealing the curse over the estate. As the gang heads outside, Fred hears a noise from the Mystery Machine, which explodes as a mysterious character with a mask appears. Crawley reveals that it is the ghost of the Baron, Velma's old ancestor. The remains of the machine explode again, with words saying "stay away from Transylvania", but Fred declares that is where they are going to find the person responsible for destroying the Mystery Machine.

Having no other option, the gang ride in the express. When pressured by the gang, Velma reveals the truth: her real last name is Von Dinkenstein, and the ghost is likely her ancestor, Baron Von Dinkenstein, who was said to have created a monster (which inspired Mary Shelley to write her 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus). The train suddenly starts to pick up speed. After getting everyone to safety in the last car, Shaggy goes to the front of the train, but finds the ghost of the Baron instead of the conductor, who destroys the train's control panel before disappearing. The gang manage to save the last car, the people, and themselves just as the train derails into a clock tower and explodes. As the gang arrive in town, they are introduced to Inspector Krunch, the burgermeister and Iago. Iago takes them to the castle, where they meet Mrs. Vanders, the housekeeper. They arrive in the Baron's laboratory and find the supposed monster preserved in solid ice. Perturbed by this revelation, Velma vows to recreate the experiment in order to prove that the monster is a fake. As the rest of the gang leave, Vanders shows Velma a machine, which hypnotizes her.

Strange things start happening when the gang goes to a village festival. Daphne is shocked to find that she has suddenly become obese after trying on a dirndl at a clothing store; Shaggy and Scooby win a local eating contest, but upon trying on some handmade lederhosen, they suddenly become courageous and lose their appetites; Fred continues to mourn his beloved Mystery Machine. Iago arrives and saves the gang, who are being threatened by the villagers, and tells the gang that Velma has gone insane.

When they return, Velma has undergone a drastic transformation and succeeded in bringing the monster back to life. Shaggy and Scooby decide to capture the monster themselves in light of their newfound bravery. Velma sedates the monster and reveals her plan to take Shaggy and Scooby's brains and implant them into the monster, stating the two of them together have almost one complete brain. Fred finds a workshop and builds a new mystery machine out of a carriage. Daphne finds that the dirndl has an inflatable suit built into it, explaining her perceived weight gain. Velma removes Shaggy and Scooby's new outfits, reverting them to their former selves. It is revealed that their loss of appetite and apparent bravery were the result of Acupuncture needles embedded in their new lederhosen. They break free of their restraints and flee, but Velma releases the monster in order to recapture them. When the monster starts to chase them, it accidentally hits the lever of the machine that hypnotized Velma, causing it to revert her back to normal. Iago appears and tells them that they need to leave the castle because it is about to explode as a result of a gas leak. They manage to escape in the nick of time.

The gang lure the burgermeister, Krunch, the gypsy who gave Daphne the sabotaged dirdl, and Vanders to the express train. They trap them in an express car as the train departs, leaving the locked car behind. Just as the mystery seems to be solved, the monster reappears, which is revealed to be a robot controlled by Iago, who then reveals he's actually an undercover DOD agent named Shimidlap. He says that one of their exoskeletons was stolen from their research labs and traced to Transylvania. It is soon revealed that instead of a culprit, it was actually a conspiracy of revenge. Krunch is revealed to be Crawley, who is actually Cuthbert Crawls, the partner of Cosgood Creeps where they haunted a mansion as the Green Ghosts. The burgermeister is revealed to be C.L. Magnus, who posed as Redbeard's ghost, and the gypsy is revealed to be Lila, a singer who posed as one of Mamba Wamba's zombies. Finally, Vanders is revealed to be Mama Mione, who posed as Old Iron Face, and that the mask used for the Baron disguise was reused from that persona. The quartet reveal that they wanted to get revenge on the gang, and once they discovered the history of Velma's ancestry, they bought the castle in order to lure the gang and carry out their plan. However, they did not realize that the castle was sitting on a natural gas store, and that they could have instead made a fortune by selling the property. They are soon arrested once again. As the gang celebrate with the townspeople, Shimidlap presents Fred with a fully restored Mystery Machine. The gang takes off, as they experiment with the Mystery Machine's new features.

Voice cast


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  2. ^ "Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy". August 19, 2014 – via Amazon.
  3. ^ "WHV Press Release: Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy (Blu-ray) - DVD - Home Theater Forum". Home Theater Forum. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Gallagher, Brian (July 13, 2014). "Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Sunday, July 27th". MovieWeb. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Behind The Voice Actors - Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved October 23, 2014. - includes screenshot of closing credits of cast members