It's an exciting trip to Chicago for Scooby, Shaggy and the Mystery Inc. crew when two of their own, songwriting duo Fred and Daphne, are finalists in the hit TV show, Talent Star. Not to be left out, Scooby and Shaggy have a secret act in the works, which they are betting will take the contest by storm. Unluckily for everyone, the competition is frightful - the show is broadcast from an opera house with a history of horrors and a particularly vengeful phantom that has cursed the show's production. From costume changin' chases to creepy clues, the show must go on. With a natural talent like Scooby-Doo on the case, you can be sure that the laughs, thrills and hijinks are always first place!
Our thoughts: My boys love Scooby-Doo and always look forward to any new release. They were excited when they heard that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was sending us a copy of Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright to review. The day our review copy arrived in the mail, they decided that we would watch it for our family movie night.
We really enjoyed watching Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright. With all of the different types of TV shows that showcase talent, the idea of a mystery surrounding a talent show caught my interest. I also love the Phantom of the Opera, and this movie references bits of the story including a phantom that lives below the opera house, as well as a phantom that supports and favors Christine.
The first time we watch a new Scooby-Doo, we always try to guess who the masked villain might be. Sometimes we figure it out, and occasionally we are surprised. In the case of Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright we were definitely surprised as a few twists to the story kept us guessing who the phantom might be. The ending was unexpected and was one of our favorite parts of the movie.
This movie was great for our family movie night and we are excited to add it to our Scooby-Doo collection.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the movie.