Scooby Doo: Camp Scare

Scooby Doo! Camp Scare,
is where Scooby and gang and campfire legends come face to face in one of the most dangerous mysteries yet.  Fred wants to re-live his childhood memories at summer camp. Run down and decrepit, the camp Little Moose is home to an axe-wielding psychopath.   Fred won’t have stories and hysteria keep him from his summer dream.

The villain, the mystery, and the technology


The Woodsman, an axe-wielding lunatic, haunts Camp Little Moose. Arson and explosions are part of his repertoire.


The Fishman, aka Neil Fisher, haunts Big Moose Lake.


The Specter of Shadow Canyon, the wandering and bitter spirit of a lost hiker.


The search for Ricky LaRue’s treasure buried underwater in the lost town of Moose Creek.


Sonar equipment helps the Fishman find the lost, underwater city of Moose Creek.


Ranger Knudsen, unmasked, posing as The Woodsman, Fishman ,and the Specter of Shadow Canyon


Babyface Boretti, escaped convict, posing as Deacon.

Facts and curiosities


Camp Little Moose, and as Velma describes, a dump.


A rare example of a brave Shaggy Rogers on the attack.


Dynamite was another tech used by villains. The first use was blowing up the boathouse.


The Woodsman’s one of many what could be attempted acts of murder.


Jessica’s near death-fall comes at the hands of The Woodsman.


The destruction of the Big Moose Dam.  The economic and environmental damage is uncalculable.

Final thoughts

Scooby Doo! Camp Scare, is a mystery of no less than five campfire legends.  It is likely one of the most dangerous Scooby movies made with wanton destruction and numerous acts of attempted murder.  More chase and action than mystery solving, it is a different take on Scooby Doo stories.  I think it’s an under-appreciated and overlooked movie of Scooby Doo direct to video collection.


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