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When Fred Jones's grandfather invites the gang to his monster movie festival where he plans to premiere a never-before released classic monster film, the gang has another mystery on their hands when the movie is stolen and real monsters start appearing.
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- Theodore Jones (first appearance)
- Alphie Hitchplot (single appearance)
- Karlos Boroff (single appearance)
- Movie Frankenstein (single appearance)(disguise)/
- Roy Horrorhausman (single appearance)
- Movie Werewolf (single appearance)(disguise)/
- Projectionist (single appearance)
- Monster Movie Festival
|Alphie Hitchplot||He claimed the priceless movie reels of Return of the Monster Hunter because it was his "creative genius" behind the work.|
|Karlos Boroff||He felt he should have the reels, because his performances as the monster is what made Teddy Jones's films a success.|
|Roy Horrorhausman||Without him, none of Teddy Jones's films would have been much to look at, so he felt he had as much right to the print as anyone else.|
| Roy Horrorhausman as the Movie Frankenstein|
Projectionist as the Movie Werewolf
|To steal a valuable old film.|
- The name "Alphie Hitchplot" parodies director Alfred Hitchcock.
- The name "Karlos Boroff" parodies monster-movie actor Boris Karloff.
- The name "Roy Horrorhausman" parodies special-effects expert Ray Harryhausen.
In a way Scooby-Doo and the gang defend the monsters by revealing the criminals that exploit them in their schemes, and Dan Slott's mystery breathes surprising life into that old formula with a perplexing whodunit that left your reviewer bamboozled. Joe Staton with Andrew Pepoy of the weird Simon and Ajax strip enhance the clue finding with dead ringers of the gang, and caricatures of some of the famous involved in monster filmdom.