Back when I was a kid, Scooby-Doo and the gang went up against foes who were corrupt real estate developers in elaborate costumes. Save for maybe The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, that standard held true until the day when these beloved characters began facing off with actual supernatural entities.
On that note, one could say a huge turning point arrived in 1998 when Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island dropped, and that flick really lived up to its name. Funny enough, I remember its arrival coinciding with a big Resident Evil multimedia boom, so I find it oddly appropriate that Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island is gearing up for home video release not long after the Resident Evil 2 remake hit shelves.
Getting back to the mystery solving bunch themselves, you can check out a clip taken from the highly anticipated sequel at the top of this article. In it, Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, Velma and Daphne come across some zombies yet again – and they’re melting for some reason. Whatever that is remains to be revealed, but those sure aren’t Resident Evil 4‘s dissolving Ganados, I’ll tell you that much.
For now though, we’ll make do with the official synopsis:
Scooby-Doo and his pals win an all-expense paid vacation and embark on a trip of a lifetime to a tropical paradise. Their destination however, turns out to be Zombie Island. As soon as they arrive, they realize the place looks strangely familiar and is reminiscent of a trip they took years ago, in which they became wrapped up in a mystery involving zombies. The gang soon learns that their trip to paradise comes with a price when the zombies re-emerge and attack their hotel. Will Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang finally solve the mystery behind Zombie Island?
When it comes to the voice cast, the following talents have been enlisted: Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers and Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley.
Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island will be made available digitally on September 3rd, with a DVD release set to follow on October 1st. Will you be picking it up? Let us know in the usual place below!