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6.9 - Night Terrors

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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 2/2/19 5:55 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I think this episode, written by Mark Gatiss, is very under-rated. I have issues with many Steven Moffatt era plots which I find illogical, especially new series 6 with the Melody/River arc etc. This episode does not get involved with any convoluted plot holes or have any major flaws provided you accept the premise that there is an alien which is afraid, which takes on a human form for its own reasons and that inadvertently gives power to things which scare it. The plot is a fantasy level story but it works fine on that level as so many equally outlandish ideas in Doctor Who past have. There is sufficient internal logic and the story develops in a satisfying way.

The greatest strength of this episode is that it is effective in creating a very creepy, scary atmosphere which will have children and people of a nervous disposition hiding behind the sofa. Some dislike such scares but I find scary Doctor Who great. Gatiss loves horror based ideas and he succeeds in writing a good one here. The episode is very well done with spooky dark rooms, horrible dolls and an unnerving feeling imbued throughout the episode.

The acting is very good from the whole cast. Daniel Mays, who has gone on to great success since this, guest stars as George's father and does a great job as do all the regular TARDIS crew.

The setting of the block of flats is good and the effects and filming of the scary dolls house etc is all done perfectly. The dialogue from Gatiss is solid, funny at times and touching at times. The direction from Richard Clark is very strong.

Overall an excellent 9/10 episode in my view.
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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 10/18/17 8:30 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Feels like a bit of 90s Who, bit of the Virgin New Adventures in the way that the Doctor and co visit a council estate and have to deal with a child and its relationship to alien life; cough Damaged Goods cough. Admittedly not as good as Damaged Goods but nonetheless an enjoyable story. Very underrated imo
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Reviewed By: AshantaiReview Date: 7/1/14 2:03 am
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This story is memorably atmospheric and a bit creepy, but the plot makes no sense, and the characterisations are all over the place. Not the worst, but annoying still.