”Those meddling kids” take on a 17th-century apparition haunting a New England town in Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost, the second film to update the Mystery Machine gang. Though slyly written, it doesn’t have the punch of last year’s Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island — but it’s still scarier than The Blair Witch Project.
Reel Goodies (0:16) A strange paean to homeopathy and Wiccan tradition, as explained by Stephen King-like horror writer Ben Ravencroft (Curry).
The Last Detail The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin sings and voices one of the Hex Girls, a crooning coven of vamps who spook Scooby.
Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost