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Premiere date June 7, 2011
Run time 22:15
Starring Frank Welker
Matthew Lillard
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Maurice LaMarche
David Kaye
Cree Summer
David Juskow
April Winchell
Music composed by Robert J. Kral
Writer(s) Paul Rugg
Storyboard artist(s) Mike Borkowski
Curt Geda
Joey Mason
Doug Murphy
Chuck Patton
Director(s) Curt Geda
Collette Sunderman (voices)
Animation director(s) Jae Jung Gim
Seung Yeol Yu
Hong Yeun I
Gyeong Seop Jeong
Art director(s) Dan Krall
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"Nightfright" is the nineteenth episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated season one. It aired on June 7, 2011 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Paul Rugg, directed by Curt Geda, and voice directed by Collette Sunderman.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor




  • Nothing of importance





It was copyrighted in 2011.


The theme song was written and performed by Matthew Sweet. The music was composed by Robert J. Kral, and was edited by Christine Luethje.


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • Vincent Van Ghoul's movies are parodies of Vincent Price's movies.
  • The Black waiter at the Bloody Stake resembles Isaac Washington, the bartender in the TV series The Love Boat.
  • David Juskow's voice for Harry was an imitation of comedian Rodney Dangerfield.[1]
  • Special thanks are given to Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, not because they worked on this episode, but because they created Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!


Everlasting influence

Marketing and promotion

Critical reception

In other languages

Languages Name Meaning
Brazilian Susto da Noite Fright of the Night
Greek Τρόμος της Νύχτας
Terror of the Night
Hungarian A sárkány titka The dragon's secret
Italian Notte Terrorizzante Nightfright
Turkish Gece Dehşeti Night terror

Home availability


  1. ^ Juskow, David in response to Smith, Bradford N. (March 10, 2020). "It sure is and that's pretty much all I got when they ask me to do stuff.  :)". Twitter. Retrieved September 27, 2022.