It's nearly Halloween, and to celebrate the spooky festivities, we have compiled our Top 5 scary stories, perfect for watching on a cold, Hallows night!
5. The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Set in the late 1800s in Victorian England, The Talons of Weng-Chiang sent shivers down many a spine! Although a modern-day audience wouldn't care less about the giant rat in the sewers, I think it's safe to say that the contemporary audience were shocked to their boots, with ratings of around 10 million being returned for the six-part story.
4. The Waters of Mars
If the looming end of the Tenth Doctor wasn't enough, Russell and Co gave us this unpleasantly amazing story about a desolate space station on Mars in the distant future... with a problem. The Doctor can't meddle with time, or can he? One particularly frightening aspect of the story was not the gruesome infected humans, but the futile arrogance of the Doctor...
3. The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
It was one of Moffat's best and it remains to be! Set in the bleak Britz during World War Two, the Doctor and Rose (with Captain Jack) encounter the scariest creature yet... a child.
2. The Unquiet Dead
Criticism aside, if Gatiss did anything right, it was The Unquiet Dead. The story itself was captured in a true, Dickensian spirit with the haunting Christmassyness and the gaseous Gelth, who should definitely make a comeback!
Oh okay, maybe a teeny tiny bit too obvious to be the number one 'scary story', but Blink should be watched over and over again - do it!