Category Archives: Night Terrors

“Well I have just been turned into a wooden dolly.”

In ‘Night Terrors’ the sinister dolls have the ability to change others into versions of themselves. This ability is particularly scary for an alien or monster to possess. Not only will you effectively ‘die’ you will become the enemy. The … Continue reading

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“Scary stuff. Getting under his skin. Frightening him.”

Fear as a tangible thing is a reoccurring theme in Doctor Who. Not only does it occur in ‘Night Terrors’ but within the same season we also have ‘The God Complex’, featuring room’s that contain your worst fears. The Doctor … Continue reading

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“The TARDIS has gone funny again. Some time… slippy thing. You know the Doctor’s back there in Eastenders Land and we’re stuck here in the past.”

Amy and Rory spend a large majority of ‘Night Terrors’ apart from the Doctor, trying to work out what is going on. Their experiences, along with Rory’s fascination with science fiction, make them quite adept at putting things together and … Continue reading

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“Today we’re answering a cry for help from the scariest place in the universe. A child’s bedroom.”

‘Night Terrors’, by Mark Gatiss, demonstrates that Doctor Who doesn’t always have to be epic. It isn’t an alien invasion or a threat to time itself that gets the Doctor’s attention. No, it is a small child who is frightened. … Continue reading

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“You see these eyes? They’re old eyes. And one thing I can tell you, Alex. Monsters are real.”

Doctor Who’s mandate was to educate and entertain but quickly gained a reputation as something to scare children, resulting in the phrase ‘Behind the Sofa’. It seems appropriate then that an episode about a child’s fear should be one of … Continue reading

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