Scooby Doo Camp Scare DVD Review
Back-to-nature chills and thrills with Scooby-Doo’s all-new original movie! Welcome to Camp Little Moose–where the counselors are friendly, the activities are endless and the urban legends are intense. In fact, every time someone tells a ghost story, the creepy creature comes to life! But the Mystery Inc. gang doesn’t spook that easily so gather ’round the campfire to roast some bad guys. Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne and Velma fish for clues to solve the mysteries of The Woodsman, The Fishman and The Banshee of Black Canyon. And of course, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are hot on The Case of What’s for Dinner! Scare up summertime fun with the Mystery Inc. gang in this hilarious, feature-length movie that gives new meaning to camp spirit!.
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
It is more like the original series than some movies, though the monsters are a little more intense. The woodsman is a scary looking maniac that swings an axe at anyone in range, similar to the slasher movies of the eighties. The fish man is fast-moving version of the creature from the black lagoon. And the final, and most brief, monster is the flying banshee/spectre that appears for one chase scene. It scared my kids more than any other scooby doo and started to worry if this was too intense for my 5 year old. At least the ending doesn’t involve any real monsters or ghosts.
I thought the creators focused a little too much attention on the girls’ very brief swimsuits by panning across their bodies while the girls stood in a pin-up pose and the guys ogled them. But I guess I’m the only one that thought that was out-of-place in a children’s cartoon. Still, Daphne seems to have traded her fashion sense and adopted Daisy Duke’s wardrobe. I guess hey want to keep the dads watching too.
The graphics are very nice, you can see some 3D modeling mixed nicely with the hand drawn characters. The back story is kind of interesting, though I think it could have been better woven into the story if they didn’t spend so much time being chased by 3 different monsters.
Movie Quality: 9/10
On one final note, keep the mysteries real. Keep away from the supernatural as much as possible. My favorite thing about Scooby-Doo is that it’s always a man in a mask. If kids see that what they think is real might be something else underneath, they may just develop a bit of healthy skepticism.
Overall Rating: 9/10