Scooby Doo: The Vampire Strikes Back

The gang goes to Transylvania!
Of course, they arrive at the “dead” of night with their Mystery Machine.  Invited to a video shoot at strange castle by the Hex Girls, they are haunted by a classic monster of the region, the vampire!  From What’s New, Scooby Doo?, its “The Vampire Strikes Back”.

The villain, mystery, and the technology

The Vampire of Fortescu Castle, hates visitors and goth music alike. He will turn the uninvited to bats.

Owen DeCassle is the Owner of the Castle. His investment was under attack by the sons of the previous owner.

Episode technology is unspoken aside of the smoke and unexplained abduction of Fred who was replaced by a bat.

Twins, Steve and Stu Fortescu, unmasked.


Trivia and curiosities

Visiting the Fortescu Castle in the heart of Transylvania.

Shaggy’s vegetarian diet includes; garlic and banana shake, peanut butter and garlic cookies.

The Hex Girls; Thorn, Dusk, and Luna. Make their third appearance in the Scooby Doo universe.

J. J. Hakimoto presents his last appearance in What’s New Scooby Doo?


Final thoughts

This is not an ordinary Scooby episode.  While it goes back to its roots in theme; a vampire in a spooky castle, it’s more of a “how is it done?” mystery.  The unmasking and motives are revealed early with virtually no mysterious technology aside from an unexplained appearance of bat replacing Fred.

Previous episode: High-Tech House of Horrors
Next episode: A Scooby-Doo Halloween


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