Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Scariest new-era Doctor Who episode?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-05-2013, 01:27
Ray_Smith
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,328

The scene with Matt's Doctor in agony and the guy enters the room and collapses in front of him - if I were a kid I'd be spooked out by that!

Nice to see an episode which was genuinely disturbing (well, for 6:30pm on a Saturday night).
Ray_Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 05-05-2013, 01:33
LivingDestiny
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 680
I thought the same, Id have easily been scared of that as a child!
LivingDestiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 01:36
Callous
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,499
I honestly didn't find it the slightest bit scary or disturbing. Seemed more like farce to me.

I'd say even in 7b... Cold War, Hide and Jttcottardis were scarier. The creature in Hide was far more disturbing as were the weird burt/fused "creatures" in jttcott.
Callous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 01:40
So 3008
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Gallifrey
Posts: 1,887
Not really.

I don't think even the smallest of children would be more scarred of this than say The Empty Child or Blink. Even Journey was more scary only an episodes ago. In fact I don't think this one was scary at all, it was a light hearted romp, but then again I'm not a small child. But still, The Empty Child and Blink scream in your general direction...
So 3008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 01:54
The Alpha Gamer
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,058
Definately The Empty Child, I'm 23 and that little ****** still gives me the creeps
The Alpha Gamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 01:58
LivingDestiny
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 680
The Empty Child was by far scarier, but I'd have been more scared of this episode than Blink.
LivingDestiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 04:29
JCR
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Posts: 14,262
The Angels Take Manhattan is the only series 7 episode with a bbfc 12 as opposed to PG rating, I guess our beloved censor decided that was the scary one.
JCR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 07:13
Tom Tit
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,980
It was, in Mark Gattis' own words (from Doctor Who magazine), camp... that's not to say I didn't like it - I was pleasantly surprised. It was probably Mark Gattis' best episode and i'm delighted to say he's finally written an episode I can really say I enjoyed.

But scary? Sorry, but for me someone is a pretty sensitive soul if they think that.
Tom Tit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 09:42
Tobyak
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 89
And none of you mention Blink... for shame
Tobyak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 10:15
Torry_Z
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 932
How can adults know what a child would be scared of... Stop making judgements on stuff you can't know. As a child I found the intro for Short Circuit scary... Genuinely...

All this stuff about awwww it's not scary kids wouldn't find it scary stuff is really stupid unless any of you are under 10...
Torry_Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 10:25
bromleymum
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 21

My 7 year old son is a massive Who fan and loves being slightly scared.

However, the one episode that really disturbed him was "The Power of Three".

We had many sleepless nights and I had to hide anything vaguely resembling a cube out of his room for months.

He was so upset that I noticed he'd deleted the episode from the sky box months later although he insists that we never get rid of them so he can watch them again and again. Very strange.
bromleymum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 10:38
Hav_mor91
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The rolling Green of Wales.
Posts: 15,666
Blink for me was one of the scariest haven't yet watched last nights so may change
Hav_mor91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 10:45
KezM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,035
Empty child, Impossible planet and Blink for me
KezM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 10:51
SilenceWillFall
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 969
Empty Child and Midnight for me.
SilenceWillFall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 11:05
ShootyDogThing
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,096
Blink and The Empty Child as others have said, but I also thought The Unquiet Dead was pretty scary. Also, The Impossible Planet.
ShootyDogThing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 12:44
Mystical123
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 11,877
All have been said before, but Blink, The Empty Child and The Impossible Planet were far more scary than The Crimson Horror.
Mystical123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 12:46
WelshNige
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,216
I think last nights was quite scary, in particular the scene where the guy bursts into the cell and advances towards the Doctor, and also when Matt was immersed in the red stuff and his head was totally submerged....
WelshNige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 12:59
Hestia
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 196
The children in our house last night had watched "Carry on Screaming" a couple of weeks ago, so they thought last night's episode was hilarious (aged 8 and 10), though a bit disappointed that there were no Oddbods (so we compensated with a bit of "Inferno" this morning that went down well).

But there's no telling what children will be scared of: my sister got spooked by the board game "Haunted House", if anyone remembers that. I don't think last night's episode was meant to be anything other than Scooby Doo scarey.
Hestia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 14:25
GilaGora
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,100
How is this even a debate? Blink hands down. Scary as hell.
GilaGora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 14:30
SillyBillyGoat
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 20,452
How is this even a debate? Blink hands down. Scary as hell.
Because that's how discussion forums work. We're not here to all agree with each other.

That said, I didn't find it all that scary. Creepy in parts certainly, especially near the start where Mrs Gillyflower cornered that woman and said "I'm so sorry for your loss".
SillyBillyGoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 14:32
jackamakka
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3,915
There were only two bits that made me crap myself last night.

When Jenny opens the hatch at the bottom and the Doctor's bright red hand grabs her. At this point we obviously didn't know who it was and I jumped at DW for the first time ever.

Also, the bit where the guy burst into the room. My brain didn't quite register what was happening and I was really freaked out.

Never jumped during Who episode before, which was interesting. However, I remember being s**t scared of the wee boy at the start The Empty Child, when the Doctor's in the house and he's trying to break in. And when Larry blinks when watching the Angel in Blink and you see the screaming face for the first time. Oh my...
jackamakka is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 19:46
Tom Tit
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,980
How can adults know what a child would be scared of... Stop making judgements on stuff you can't know. As a child I found the intro for Short Circuit scary... Genuinely...

All this stuff about awwww it's not scary kids wouldn't find it scary stuff is really stupid unless any of you are under 10...

Well, we do have memories you know...

One of my memories, for example, is finding the robot imposter Doctor from 'The Chase' with William Hartnell (this is was on VHS; I wasn't born in the 60s) horribly creepy.

I think dopplegangers, especially of trusted figures, is always a frightening thing. The scariest book I read as a child was 'Grinny'. Anyone remember that? I guess 'Coraline' would be a more recent equivalent.
Tom Tit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 19:49
Laura_Oswin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 125
Fear Her or Love & Monsters. Scary because the were deemed acceptable for broadcast in the first place, who knows what else might slip through the net in future.
Laura_Oswin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 20:53
alan_m
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,581
The scene with Matt's Doctor in agony and the guy enters the room and collapses in front of him - if I were a kid I'd be spooked out by that!
When interviewed on the radio recently, kids of 8+ seeing a video of a real beheading on Facebook were not disturbed and treaded it as a joke.
alan_m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 20:55
Scorpio2
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,794
I thought it was quite funny.

The scariest scene in New Who would be the faceless granny.
Scorpio2 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:46.