Doctor Who is many things. It’s funny, it’s heartwarming, and it’s even a little kitschy, but it also has the ability to be one of the most terrifying shows on television. Throughout its multi-decade-long run, the series has always featured creepy concepts and frightening moments, but some of the scariest Doctor Who moments appeared in the 2000s and 2010s.
One of the reasons that Doctor Who is so scary is its origins as a children’s science fiction series. The scariest moments on the long-running show come from the writers toying with the things that terrify us at our core, whether they’re the sounds that go bump in the night, or the suspicion that we’ve seen something move just out of eyesight.