Doctor Who: Vote for the scariest episode ever

Which episodes of the sci-fi series send you scurrying behind the sofa?

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**The results of the poll are now in. And the winner is…**

The Time Lord must be used to facing horrific foes. From giant maggots to stone angels, the Doctor’s had his fill of spooky encounters – but which story from our shortlist was the scariest?

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Fury from the Deep (1968) – Second Doctor

A terrifying seaweed monster breaks out at a gas refinery in a story that has fathoms of fright for Patrick Troughton’s Doctor.

Inferno (1970) – Third Doctor

The Brigadier (Nicholas Courteney) plays the villain when the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) is trapped on a totalitarian, parallel Earth that is about to die screaming…

The Daemons (1971) – Third Doctor

Classic five-parter in which the Master (Roger Delgado) conjures up ancient demonic forces in the village of Devil’s End.

The Green Death (1973) – Third Doctor

This episode, which saw extremely disgusting giant maggots emerging from a Welsh coal mine, has stuck in many a mind over the years..

Pyramids of Mars (1975) – Fourth Doctor

A bona fide classic sees supremely chilling monster Sutekh the Destroyer freed from his Egyptian tomb.

The Seeds of Doom (1976) – Fourth Doctor

A truly disturbing story sees an alien Krynoid lead a plant rebellion on Earth.

The Empty Child (2005) – Ninth Doctor

“Are you my mummy?” Steven Moffat’s first Doctor Who script is packed with scalp-crawling scares and grown-up themes.

Blink (2007) – Tenth Doctor

Carey Mulligan, Weeping Angels… Steven Moffat’s brilliant, timey-wimey masterpiece is often cited as one of the series’ best episodes. The quantum-locked angels have never been scarier than in this first appearance.

Midnight (2008) Tenth Doctor

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Contained psychodrama testing the talents of David Tennant and Lesley Sharp. As the Doctor is trapped in a bus on another world, a monster takes over one of the other passengers – but the real horror appears when the Time Lord loses control of those around him…

Listen (2014) – Twelfth Doctor

Has everyone had the same nightmare? A classy, creepy study of fear and loneliness that sees Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor take on the monster under the bed.

Honourable mention: The Silence

While no one episode they appeared in could be considered consistently “scary”, the appearance of these frankly horrible monsters was always enough to send a tingle down the spine.

But which episode do find the most chilling? Or did we miss out your favourite? Vote now or leave a comment below.

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