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Scooby and the gang are backstage for the filming of the Mystery Macabre TV show. The show is being haunted by a ghost that is sabotaging the star of the show, Evil Ella.
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- Miscellaneous monsters (single appearance)(no lines)(TV crew members' disguises)
- TV crew members (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)(redeemed)
- Boom operator (single appearance)(no lines)(redeemed)
- Mirror holder (single appearance)(no lines)(redeemed)
- Cue card holder (single appearance)(no lines)(redeemed)
- Maintenance man (single appearance)(no lines)(redeemed)
- Set designer (single appearance)(redeemed)
- Cameraman (single appearance)(redeemed)
- Director (single appearance)(redeemed)
- Television studio
- Mystery Macabre set
- Backstage wings
- Evil Ella's trailer
- Cousin Tedd's office
- Costume warehouse
|Set designer||He got a pay cut.|
|Cameraman||He lost his health plan.|
|Director||He was not assigned a parking space.|
|The rest of the TV crew||They all hated Ella, too.|
|The entire TV crew as the miscellaneous monsters||Revenge on Evil Ella for making their lives miserable.|
The second story also deals with Hollywood, but it lacks the insiders eye evinced by John Rozum. Still it's a pleasant tale featuring an Elvira-like horror hostess that bedazzles the usually unflappable Shaggy. This scene incidentally does not contradict the scene in Rozum's mystery where Shaggy and Scoob express their distaste for romance movies.
The artwork by Batic while slightly off model is often interesting in through a choice of unusual camera angles. Batic for instance in one panel takes a bird's eye/slanted view of the Gang's investigation. He also creates some pretty gruesome masks for our "ghosts" to wear.
Rozum's mystery while a little obvious is still a perfect Scooby-Doo caper with classic characterization and nuances of character growth. Frank Strom provides admirable backup that probably could have been just a little more fairplay.