It’s October! Obviously, meaning we have to make an inventory of spooky issues to assist in your celebrations and what higher place to look than Doctor Who? Filled with weird monsters, creepy aliens, and a few downright unnerving people, there’s no scarcity of nightmare gasoline on this collection, however we’ve narrowed it down to select the most effective, scariest episode from every season. Allons-y!
Doctor Who Series 1
“The Unquiet Dead”
Admittedly, “The Unquiet Dead” just isn't a very well-written episode. It’s the primary historic episode of the Ninth Doctor’s season and is clearly nonetheless looking for its legs as a present. With that being mentioned, there's a lot to like right here! Guest star Eve Myles is implausible as Gwyneth, although she is quite higher on Torchwood. Also of word is the looks of Charles Dickens, whom the Doctor lovingly fanboys over. The most important plot of the episode, that ghosts are coming to carry the useless again to life at a funeral parlor, is certainly creepy and the entire episode’s ambiance is an actual Halloween deal with.
Doctor Who Series 2
“Tooth and Claw”
Werewolves! Well, type of. The Tenth Doctor’s first historic outing is, like “The Unquiet Dead,” not very effectively written. But, there’s werewolves, Queen Victoria, the origins of Torchwood — to not point out you get to observe David Tennant going round licking issues which is completely mad and sensible on the identical time. There are additionally plot holes that you would drive a truck by means of and Ian Hanmore as a downright disarming monk, so you are taking the great with the unhealthy on this one.
Doctor Who Series 3
One of the fan-favorite episodes of the complete revival collection, “Blink” truly focuses little or no on the Doctor and companion Martha, and as a substitute reveals us the story of Sally Sparrow, an odd woman who will get caught up in issues far past her management. This episode is the primary look of the Weeping Angels, the origin of the quote “wibbly wobbly timey wimey… stuff,” and chock-full of the Angels. It’s additionally one of many best-written episodes this season and an indication that the present lastly hit its stride, an absolute must-watch for any time of the 12 months; and truthfully, its look on this listing is only a good excuse to go watch it once more.
Doctor Who Series 4
“Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead”
This two-parter is most famous for introducing recurring character River Song — archaeologist, time traveler, and all-around knock-out (actually, if you happen to piss her off). At the identical time, the episode, and significantly Donna’s plot thread all through, is extraordinarily unsettling. The Vashta Nerada villains are microscopic organisms that kill folks silently and transfer and prey by means of the darkness of shadows, so yeah, good episode to observe in a darkish room!
Doctor Who Series 5
“The Vampires of Venice”
The first time that vampires have come up within the trendy iteration of Doctor Who, they're no less than considerably creepier than the type the Fourth and Seventh medical doctors had encountered. Helen McCrory specifically, identified for her function as Narcissa Malfoy within the Harry Potter movies, may very effectively have been born to play a vampire. And though the vampires themselves are terribly spooky, the Eleventh Doctor and Rory are each hysterically humorous and the episode is among the few in Season 5 with the three amigos all collectively … earlier than Rory will get eaten by a crack within the wall.
Doctor Who Series 6
This episode truthfully may be essentially the most terrifying one on all of the listing, for the easy cause that the secondary villains of the episodes have such a creepy design. Bonus factors for it not being tremendous apparent what’s truly occurring to Amy and Rory for portion of the episode, leaving even the Doctor confused. And moreover, who doesn’t keep in mind what it was wish to be a toddler and afraid of issues that go bump within the evening?
Doctor Who Series 7
Clara and the Doctor get to take their flip at being ghostbusters! An previous ghost story, a spooky previous mansion, and unsettling noises, it’s the proper haunted home. “Hide” has the proper ambiance for a Halloween episode filled with ghosts and it doesn’t waste a second of it, which makes the twist on the finish of the episode even higher.
Doctor Who Series 8
“Mummy on the Orient Express”
Mummies are an underutilized basic film monster, displaying up a lot much less regularly in media than issues corresponding to werewolves or vampires. But they're no much less scary, significantly if you happen to’re the one one who can see them. Clara and the Doctor’s bizarre drama on this episode isn’t the most effective, however the mummy and the weird dying sequences are all top-notch.
Doctor Who Series 9
“Sleep No More”
One of the highlights of “Sleep No More” and a part of why that is such a spooky episode is the primary individual and safety digital camera viewpoint. Reminiscent of one thing like Cloverfield, the shortage of a gradual digital camera is unsettling, as are the Sandmen monsters. However, this episode undoubtedly saves the scariest scene for final, and I can’t blame anybody who doesn’t actually really feel protected going to sleep after watching this.
Doctor Who Series 10
As if flatting throughout college wasn’t horrifying sufficient, poor Bill will get the quick finish of the stick, so to talk. A creepy home, no technique to go away and discomforting monsters combine collectively to make this episode effectively and really scary. Separating Bill and the Doctor for many of the episode can be an fascinating twist, displaying off every of their strengths individually and proving her to be a succesful companion. However, it additionally reinforces the previous adage – if one thing sounds too good to be true, it in all probability is.
Doctor Who Series 11
“It Takes You Away”
This was truly the primary Jodie Whittaker episode I noticed in complete, and I nonetheless assume it’s one of many higher ones. While the episode has a good quantity of conventional horror gasoline, like flesh-eating moths, ugly horror dimensions, and scary monsters within the woods, its actual terror comes from imagining what you'll do in the same scenario to the victims of the week. Without spoiling something — can you're keen on somebody sufficient to allow them to go?