Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - "Voodoo Doll"

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
 "Voodoo Doll"
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - Season 2 Episodes 17 and 18
Originally aired February 12 and February 19, 1978

Voodoo Doll
Frank and Joe go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras only to get their wallets stolen, like the goofy tourist dorks that they are.  They then find themselves involved in a mystery involving coffins, skeletons, voodoo dolls, and weird rituals, with an assist from an undercover Nancy Drew.  Features the first appearance of Janet Louise Johnson as Nancy Drew, replacing Pamela Sue Martin.

Creepy Red Death Dude
There was a lot of cool voodoo imagery in this episode, but I don't know, I don't think it should have been a two-part episode.  At times it felt like it was drawn a little thin.  Maybe if they had given Shaun Cassidy some rockin' New Orleans musical numbers to perform, it would have livened things up a bit.  Still, a reasonably fun bit of entertainment.

Deadbolt - Psychic Voodoo Doll

Died on the Bayou

Ray Milland and the Hardy Boys Investigate a Crypt

Boys Behind Bars

Tarot Card of Death

Ray Milland in a Coffin

Skull Handling

Spying on a Voodoo Ceremony

The Ritual

Frank and Joe Wake up in Coffins

Flaming Fingers

Weird Mask


  1. I've been watching a couple of these for the Halloween vibe. The pilot (Haunted House) episode has a great club in it. I just watched the first crossover two parter where they "Meet Dracula." A bit too light on the spooky in that one I'll take any opportunity to watch PSM.

    1. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula is probably my favorite one! It's just jam-packed with goofy, campy, horror nonsense. And the twist at the end with "Dracula's" reflection in the mirror... turning it into a "Reverse Scooby Doo," where they unmask the bad guy at the end, but then it turns out he might REALLY be a vampire... I loved it.

      Some other good ones for a Halloween vibe are "The House on Possessed Hill," which guest stars a young Melanie Griffith, and "The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom" which crosses over with Nancy Drew so you can get your PSM fix. :)