My Scoobtober Marathon List
A lot of people have been sharing in the comments that they're doing Scoobtober marathons to celebrate Halloween. In addition to my yearly rewatch of all of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes, I have a decent-sized Scooby-Doo marathon that I watch every Halloween. Many of them are Halloween themed, but others are just random episodes that I really like or I feel are highlights of the franchise. Because my schedule has been somewhat busy, and I also try to watch a Treehouse of Horror every day as well, I typically watch one episode or film a day throughout the entire month of October (I usually save the films for the weekends). Sometimes I dedicate time to sit down and devote all my attention to an episode, but there are other times where I just have it on in the background if I need to get something else done. Everyone sharing their lists gave me the idea to share my own list for those that are interested!
(Note that I don't necessarily watch it in this exact order every year, but I always tend to watch the same episodes and this is my schedule for this year)
October 1 - Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
I always love starting the marathon with my favorite Scooby-Doo movie. Despite not being completely Halloween themed, there is a brief Halloween scene with the parents, so I always try to incorporate into my marathon.
October 2 - Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers
This is one I always try to watch every single year. Even though it's not specifically Halloween related, the spooky soundtrack of this one never fails to get me into the Halloween spirit.
October 3 - Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner
This is one of the most classic Scooby-Doo haunted house episodes I can think of! This is one I always try to incorporate into my marathon.
October 4 - Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo! / Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow
I wanted to make sure I had time scheduled to watch the movie on the day it came out! :) Also, I wanted to include Spooky Scarecrow as a Halloween special, even though I think it's kinda mid quality-wise.
October 5 - The Headless Horseman of Halloween
Our first Halloween episode of the bunch! This is one of the most classic Halloween episodes.
October 6 - That's Monstertainment
Given this is parodies one of the most famous horror movies of all time, not to mention that Zomba is one of the creepiest Scooby villains out there, this is a must watch for the Halloween season!
October 7 - To Switch a Witch
Another Halloween classic!
October 8 - Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
Our third Superstars 10 movie to finish out the bunch. I always watch all three of the 1980s films every October.
October 9 - Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!
This is a newer addition to my marathon, and I didn't watch it last year, so this will only be the second year I've watched it. As I've said in the comments for this week's poll, I know some people don't enjoy this due to the extended car chase
October 10 - The Mystery of Haunted Island
This is not an episode I always watch every year, but I did this year. In addition to the regulars, I always include a few extra episodes I want to see or haven't watched in a while.
October 11 - Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats
While this isn't a Halloween episode, it feels like something out of a horror movie! I always like watching these darker episodes around Halloween time.
October 12 - The Vampire Strikes Back
I try to mix it up and include episodes from different series. This is another one that I don't watch every year, but I chose to watch it this year because I was in the mood for some Hex Girls content.
October 13 - A Scooby-Doo Halloween
One of my favorite Scooby Halloween episodes, and Halloween specials in general.
October 14 - Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers
I decided to throw in a really random one this year just for fun. It'd been a long time since I'd seen this episode!
October 15 - Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
This never fails to get me in the Halloween mood every year. This is my favorite of the Scooby-Doo Halloween movies.
October 16 - Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
It would be a major oversight not to watch this one! This is the darkest Scooby-Doo content out there IMO.
October 17 - The Loch Ness Mess
If you know me at all, it should be no surprise that this episode is here given it's my favorite haha.
October 18 - Haunted House Hang-Up
I tend to be drawn towards watching haunted house episodes during this time.
October 19 - Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner?
Another Halloween classic. This is a really fun one.
October 20 - A Night of Fright Is No Delight
As I mentioned, I tend to be drawn towards haunted house episodes during this time, and this is one of the most classic ones I can think of.
October 21 - Night on Haunted Mountain
Another random one I don't do every year, but it'd been a while since I'd seen it so I decided to watch this. I really enjoyed it!
October 22 - Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo
I've been really enjoying this one lately with my fanfic!
October 23 - SCOOB!
I really enjoyed SCOOB! and although I don't anticipate it becoming a normal part of my marathon, it was fun to give this a rewatch.
October 24 - Halloween
This is such a great episode of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! In my opinion, this episode did the Baba Yaga concept just as well as SDMI.
October 25 - The Secret of Shark Island
This is one of my favorite New Scooby-Doo Movies episodes. I love the creepy atmosphere of the gang being trapped on the island in the abandoned hotel!
October 26 - Night Terrors
This Shining inspired episode felt perfect to watch around Halloween!
October 27 - Doo Not Disturb
Had to make some time for one of my favorite Be Cool episodes!
October 28 - Scoobygeist
I've always appreciated this New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show short. It was really well written and the house was genuinely creepy! This is another episode I don't watch every year.
October 29 - Wednesday Is Missing
A very rare episode, but a classic that I always enjoy watching every Halloween.
October 30 - Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost
While not a specifically Halloween related movie, this film feels like it perfectly captures the essence of fall.
October 31: A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle
I tend to watch this one every single year on Halloween. It's not only one of my favorite Halloween episodes, it's one of my favorite episodes of the entire franchise, as you recently saw in my favorite episodes/movies list.
I hope you enjoyed reading my marathon schedule! If you do a Scoobtober marathon every Halloween, I would love to see your list in the comments and compare notes! :)
10/25/2022 09:57:59 pm
monster of mexico arguable be better since the day of the dead is similar to halloween, maybe replacing SCOOB or boo brothers that have less to do with the halloween.
10/26/2022 06:19:26 am
Excellent point, I may watch that around or on Day of the Dead on November 2.
10/28/2022 05:48:59 pm
sidenote, next year, for the 13th camp scare is a must watch as it both a very well written and kind of terrifying scooby movie and since it takes inspiration from friday the 13th it only is natural to watch it then. (oct 13th is a friday next year.)
10/28/2022 10:07:35 pm
That's a great idea! I actually thought about fitting it into my marathon this year but went with Abracadabra Doo instead.
10/26/2022 04:27:46 am
Here's mine for this year:
10/26/2022 06:18:56 am
That's an awesome list! We've got quite a few similarities in our lists! :)
10/26/2022 07:13:29 am
10/26/2022 12:53:22 pm
Here is my schedule this year!:
10/26/2022 03:00:44 pm
That's an awesome list! Love that some more obscure picks like "Frickert Fracas" and "A Fit Night Out for Bats" are on there! I thought about including "The Ghoul, The Bat and the Ugly," but there were so many episodes I wanted to watch that it was hard to find room haha.
10/28/2022 11:44:11 am
For Frickert Fracas, scarecrows always gave me a Fall vibe so it kinda made sense for me. Plus, I was on a New Scooby Doo Movies kick at the end of September lol
10/28/2022 12:03:44 pm
That totally makes sense! The only fall content I really watch is Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, which just has such a nice fall vibe that I always include it in my Halloween marathon (plus it's just an incredible movie lol).
10/28/2022 08:09:42 am
Our day twelves are the same!
10/28/2022 11:44:30 am
Nice! It is a fantastic episode
10/28/2022 11:51:28 am
I forgot to mention, but there are a few of these that I like to make sure and watch on VHS specifically. I like to pull out my Halloween Hassle at Dracula’s Castle VHS, my Headless Horseman of Halloween VHS (for both that episode and Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats), my Wedding Bell Boo’s VHS (For To Switch a Witch), and my Zombie Island and Witch’s Ghost VHS’s
10/28/2022 12:00:56 pm
That's really neat! I tend to only watch episodes on VHS that I don't own on DVD, so "Wedding Bell Boos" and "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle." Why do you prefer to watch those specifically on VHS, out of curiosity? Just because of the nostalgia?
10/28/2022 02:34:19 pm
It is kind of becoming a tradition for those for me on VHS on Halloween. I do watch them on streaming services at other times in the year, but those (especially Halloween Hassle, To Switch a Witch, and Headless Horseman) feel extra special for me to watch them on VHS at Halloween time
10/28/2022 02:48:22 pm
I can totally understand that! I feel nostalgic about watching those two episodes I have on VHS, but I don't really watch any of the other episodes on VHS; I just watch them on the DVDs I own.
10/26/2022 09:36:45 pm
Great list! I have a very similar one, though I don't know if I can watch all of the episodes on it (50 episodes), since October has been a busy month. This is the last week of the month, so I'm prioritizing the actual Halloween specials.
10/27/2022 05:55:54 am
Thanks! Wow, that's a super long list! Good luck getting through all of it haha. :)
10/27/2022 01:58:30 pm
This is a complete coincidence, I forgot halloween was coming up.
10/28/2022 08:05:11 am
That's so cool! Do you want to email me the pic so I can look at the production drawing and see if I know what episode it's from?
10/28/2022 04:07:51 pm
That would be awesome!
10/28/2022 10:09:36 pm
You'd actually emailed me a long time ago so I just sent you an email :)
10/28/2022 09:16:03 am
A very awesome list!
10/28/2022 10:36:20 am
Thank you! :)
10/29/2022 01:00:52 am
Best Scoobtober List Ever 🤎
10/30/2022 04:51:04 am
I love this! I don’t know why I haven’t thought of doing a whole Scoobtober month. I know what to do next October now!
10/30/2022 09:24:59 am
I've been doing it for many years now and I always look forward to it! :)
10/30/2022 05:21:08 am
I like Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
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