|This needs a stretch.|
The gang travels to an old Transylvanian castle on a rainy night to watch the shoot of the Hex Girls' new music video Wanna Wed, But I Fled. But when they get there, they find out that the band is breaking up, since there's a vampire on the loose. Fred decides to go straight to trapping the vampire. They do so, only to discover there's another vampire lurking around. It's up to Scooby and the gang to solve the mystery and prevent the Hex Girls from breaking up.
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Cast and characters
|Frank Welker|| Scooby-Doo|
|Casey Kasem||Shaggy Rogers|
|Mindy Cohn||Velma Dinkley|
|Grey DeLisle||Daphne Blake|
|James Arnold Taylor|| Owen DeCassle|
|Brian Tochi||J.J. Hakimoto|
|Nick Jameson|| Wrenchfield|
- Credit errors
- It's unclear which characters and actors are supposed to be credited for their appearance or not because Kimberly Brooks is credited for the role of Dusk instead of Jane Wiedlin, Brooks voices Luna.
- Grey DeLisle is mistakenly credited for voicing "Wormian #1" which was from The Fast and the Wormious.
|"Petrified Bride"||Written by Rich Dickerson & Jordana Arkin||The Hex Girls (Jane Wiedlin, Jennifer Hale & Kimberly Brooks)|
|Wrenchfield||He hates that the music of the Hex Girls has replaced his beloved chamber music.|
|Dusk||She got into a fight with the other girls and threatened to quit the band.|
|J.J. Hakimoto||Making a film about a real vampire would allow him freedom to present anything he wants.|
|Steve & Stu Fortescu at separate times as the Vampire||To get their family castle back.|
- The title of the episode may be a pun on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (starring Mark Hamill).
- Mystery Inc. previously met the Hex Girls in the DTVs, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost and Scooby-Doo! And The Legend Of The Vampire, respectively. They also met J.J. Hakimoto in the previous season's episode, 3-D Struction.
- Owen DeCassle bears a striking resemblance to Vincent Price, it's too much of a coincidence not to be based on him.
- Some of the sound effects in this episode came from the Disney animated film The Great Mouse Detective (which also featured Vincent Price).
- J.J. makes references to the taglines of both Jaws 2 and Alien; he previously referred to the former's tagline in 3-D Struction.
Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches
- None known.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- Velma says that the argument between the Hex Girls is because Dusk is rumoured to be leaving, but the front cover to Popular Magazine implies that it is Thorn who's walking out by separating her from Luna and Dusk (which makes more sense her being the lead singer and all).
In other languages
|Greek||Η Επιστροφή του Βρυκόλακα||Return of the Vampire|
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Volume 3 - Halloween Boos and Clues DVD released August 10, 2004.
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Complete 2nd Season DVD set released June 7, 2007.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Vampires DVD released November 6, 2012 in Europe, and officially released in the US January 14, 2014.
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