I am a huge fan of holiday themed movies and television programming. My favorites are Halloween themed and Christmas themed. I can watch holiday themed programming for hours on end.
My husband and I actually make it a point to watch a lot of holiday programs and movies no the weekends. We have a few favorites that we make sure to watch year after year. Sadly, our kids (now 21 and 23 years old) don’t have time to sit and watch with us (they used to when they were younger), but that doesn’t stop me and my husband from enjoying them. Our kids are welcome to join us at any time.
Not all Halloween movies are suitable for younger kids, but there are plenty of movies they can watch, and your family can enjoy together.
There is a new movie that is now available called Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! It’s available now on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanters, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove!
Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo features all of the beloved characters – Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velman, Daphne and Fred.
The film is made the way the television show is made, as far as the appearance. It does not look like the other recently released film, Scoob!
Unlike the Scooby-Doo I grew up with, the characters in this film refer to their smartphones from time to time, even visiting a WedMD-type of website. While I do appreciate the Scooby-Doo I grew up with, I can understand why the film makers opted to “modernize” the film. It makes it more appealing to today’s youth.
A lot of the humor is silly, but I honestly did laugh out loud on several occasions throughout the film. That is why I think this film will appeal to all family members.
After giant, killer pumpkins reap havoc on the town, it’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang to save the day. This time their adventures include legendary horror queen, Elvira, and science guy Bill Nye.
Bill Nye gives the Scooby-Doo gang a new vehicle after their van have unexpected damage from saving the town from deadly flying droids. The new van is outfitted with a lot of cool gadgets.
Daphne is obsessed with being like her idol, Elvira. Elvira agrees to take her on as a mentee. Daphne also kicks some major a$$ in this film.
The pumpkins came to life from some kind of chemical, so it’s up to them to figure out how they came to life, and how to destroy them. Unfortunately, some of the town’s people were turned into killer pumpkins too.
It’s a wild and crazy adventure filled with evil pumpkins who can actually turn a house into a car, and a cast of characters who also want to help the gang save the town (and the world?) from the pumpkins.
The pumpkins themselves could be a little scary for very young kids, especially the “leader,” who is a HUGE pumpkin (almost the size of a small house).
Overall I think it’s a fun film to watch for the Halloween season, most especially because it’s all about Halloween and scary things. However, you could enjoy this film year round too.
Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! is available to own on Digital on October 6, 2020. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others.
Below is the trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener copy in order to review this film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.