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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season 1 Episode 19

Nightfright

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Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jun 07, 2011 on Cartoon Network
8.6
out of 10
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18 votes
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Episode Summary

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Vincent Van Ghoul himself brings Shaggy and Scooby to his mansion for dinner, only to find out that some of the monsters from Van Ghoul's movies have come to life. Yet, there is one that never appeared in any of the movies, a demon called Nightfright who seems to want Van Ghoul's head for no apparent reason.moreless

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  • Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore... the Nightfright!

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    This episode marks the real first appearence of Vincent Van Ghoul, a memorable character from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, which was voiced and modelled after the famous actor Vincent Price, in this new series, and boy is it worhty of being watched. I loved the episode, all because of the amount of references and allusions to the works of Vincent Price, and because it was fun to see the gang solving amystery inside Van Ghoul Castle. Plus, Maurice LaMarche does a great job voicing Van Ghoul (he's so good that he actually sounds just like Vincent Price himself. If I didn't know that Price died back in 1993, I would say that it was him voicing his character).



    From the first scene to the last, you will love to see it, and you'll be begging for more, believe me. 10 out of 10.moreless
Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Norville "Shaggy" Rogers

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Fred Jones / Scooby-Doo

Mindy Cohn

Mindy Cohn

Velma Dinkley

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Daphne Blake

David Kaye

David Kaye

Argus Fentonpoof, Bill Buntman, Dr. Phobos

Special Guest Star

David Juskow

David Juskow

Harry Shenesle-Boysen, Man on TV, Bee Creature

Special Guest Star

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Paige Kruller

Special Guest Star

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Vincent VanGhoul, Policeman, Prof. Jantzen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This episode marks the first time a villain actually thanks Scooby and the rest of Mystery Incorporated for catching him.

    • This is the second time that we see the Bloody Steak Restaurant in the show, the first time it appeared being in the episode "The Secret of the Ghost Rig".

    • One of the waiters at the Bloody Stake is modeled after Isaac Washington, the bartender from the famous ABC series The Love Boat, portrayed by Ted Lange.

    • If you look closely, in the entrance of Castle Van Ghoul, you will see on top of a table, near the staircase, the mystical globe that Vincent Van Ghoul used to contact Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Scrappy-Doo and Flim Flam in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (3)

    • A small part of this episode's plot is similar to the plot of the 2002 movie Halloween: Resurrection, from the Halloween franchise, more specifically the part where the teenagers win the opportunity of showing up on an Internet reality show.

    • The masks that are in the entrance of Van Ghoul Castle are actually exact copies from masks of characters and monsters portrayed by Vincent Price, the actor whom the character of Vincent Van Ghoul was modeled after.

    • This marks the first time that we see Vincent Van Ghoul in person, since his last appearance in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • The Tingler
      Vincent Van Ghoul and Shaggy each remark they feel "a tingle" in the scariest parts of the evening. This refers to The Tingler (1959), a horror movie in which Vincent Price played a scientist studying a parasite which fed on human fear. (The film is best known for director William Castle's gimmick "Percepto" in which movie theater seats were wired to shock people in the audience at a point in the movie when the Tingler escapes into an onscreen movie theater.)

    • House on Haunted Hill

      The fact that Scooby and Shaggy end up locked down in Van Ghoul Castle, along with Vincent Van Ghoul himself, is a parody to the 1959 film House on Haunted Hill, starring Vincent Price, Alan Marshall and Julie Mitchum.

    • House of Wax

      The character of Professor Jatzen in Castle of Runny Discharge is similar to Professor Jarrod in the 1953 version of the film House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, Charles Bronson and Frank Lovejoy.

    • The Fly

      The monster, the Mutant Bee, and the movie that names it is actually a parody to the 1958 version of the film The Fly.

    • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

      The character of Dr. Phobos is actually an allusion to the character of Dr. Phibes, from the movie The Abominable Dr. Phibes and its sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again, which was played by Vincent Price, whom the character Vincent Van Ghoul was based and modeled after, and even voiced by the actor himself in the Scooby-Doo series The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.

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