|This needs a stretch.|
When Fred'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)
- Projectionist (single appearance)
- Roy Horrorhausman (single appearance)
- Movie Frankenstein (single appearance)(no lines)(Roy Horrorhausman's disguise)
- Movie Werewolf (single appearance)(no lines)(projectionist's disguise)
- Police officers (single appearance)(no lines)
- Movie theater
|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 following credits try to match how they are displayed in the comic as much as possible:
- Dan Slott - writer
- Joe Staton - pencils
- Andrew Pepoy - inks
- Ken Lopez - letterer
- Trish Mulvihill - colors
- Bronwyn Taggart - editor
- Special Thanks to: Mike Brisbois
- There is a rare instance of smoking from Roy Horrorhausman.
- In the second panel of page 8, Shaggy has blue eyes.
- Disguises: Shaggy and Scooby as concession sellers.
- "Ruh-roh" count: 2.
- "Zoinks" count: 2.
- "Jinkies" count: 1.
- "Jeepers" count: 0.
- 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.
- Before the film starts, Cartoon Network's then current logo appears, with the letters in yellow and black squares, instead of white and black.
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Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- The projectionist looks unrecognisable without his glasses on.
In Ray Tate's review for the Comics Bulletin, he thought Dan Slott "breathes surprising life into that old formula", and that Joe Staton and Andrew Pepoy of the Simon and Ajax comic strip "enhance the clue finding with dead ringers of the gang, and caricatures of some of the famous involved in monster filmdom."