So, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine. She suggested that Doctor Who was a kids show..she wasn't slamming it, she watches it also, but
said that ultimately its categorized as a kids show.
Now, Doctor Who is (in current form, I don't know of the 80s version) not a horror, however the concepts often portrayed are perhaps the most
horrific nightmare inducing scenarios, not to mention genocide is commonplace.
So, here are the top 10 reasons you should never let your little darlings anywhere near viewing distance of the show...disregard the bright colors,
and the occasional wibbley wobbley timey wimey space stuff and look at what is being presented.
Of course, if you enjoy the idea of your kid being a quivering shell of a person tucked in the corner of their room with unblinking terrified eyes
endlessly monitoring their room, then this is a top 10 as to why to let them watch
10) General death and murder: Be it River letting the one eyed woman get tortured to death, to a untold amount of normal people being eaten,
transformed, or otherwise extinguished in many creative ways, murder and mass killing just as a general theme is commonplace. There are soo many
examples of this that I am overwhelmed so will just leave this one blank...basically, flip on almost any episode and its typically about people
dying..usually in some horrific way.
9) Jamie, The Empty Child (from the episode, The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances)
Chula nanogenes , who had never previously encountered humans infected a dying human boy named Jamie caught in the London Blitz, and created an
"Empty Child" with a gas mask for a face. All of the victims grew faces like gas masks and developed the same wounds as the original child..
8) Mirror girl:
(pic not of film, but gives you a idea)
During a rather disturbing episode, the doctor exacted revenge on one of three aliens (that looked as humans). one was a little girl that he trapped
for eternity behind a mirror...every mirror. So, whenever you think you seen someone out of the corner of your eye when looking in a mirror..anything
slightly off, or the feeling of someone watching you from the other side..its not just mild paranoia..its her. Its always her! Watching
you..waiting...eternally...you..your spouse..your parents, your children..watching in anger..rage..
7) Telepathic snow:
So, the snow itself was neutral..just sort of linked with someone and formed into what they desired..unfortunately it linked to a anti-social angry
and lonely kid. it developed as a split personality of sorts and turned into deadly snowmen with a desire to destroy the entire world and coat it in a
ice age. One of these forms was ice that took on the form of a woman whom died in a small pond..her personality and all due to considerable time with
So ya...evil snowmen popping up and murdering random people, evil ice people that take the form of someone whom died in that little body of
water..good stuff...call the kids.
6) the living (and angry) sun:
So, in the future, we mine stars...cool concept, right? well, try to. Come to find out, stars, suns, are living, and quite angry, beings that don't
take kindly to being mined. The sun sends forth some sort of energy essence that possesses your friends, then they look at you and the energy radiates
out of their mouth and eyes, burning you..eventually destroying everyone nearby whom dares annoy it..through the faces and bodies of your friends.
5) The Girl Who Waited (for a very..very long time)
So, this episode had a number of disturbing elements in it, Death, polyamory, and non-existence. Long story short, the companion character accidently
gets trapped in a room where time goes faster. she lives 25 years in a matter of a hour or so..now, its not a lovely living..the issue is the
automated robots are trying to help her by giving her some innoculations for a plague..unfortunately it is alien innoculations that will kill her. So,
she has to avoid them...for decades...the landscape is beautiful, but she is ultimately living in a perpetual robot zombie apocalypse of sorts.
The most disturbing part of this was the ending though. a lie, and a wipe out of an entire persons existance (and friend). Imagine the last couple
decades were suddenly wiped out by someone you trusted. It would be a death of sorts.
Perhaps the most terrifying (in my opinion) creation. Aliens that have been on earth since the dawning of man. They are everywhere..there is one right
behind you. You see them and they are just as frightening as you can imagine, but the second you look away, you completely forget what you just seen.
They can, when looking at them, implant hypnotic suggestions. They have directed all humanity since the dawning of history..every picture, video, or
anything else of them is everywhere, yet unless we are looking directly at it, we completely forget it.
Is there one sitting right next to you? You would never know..but if you suddenly have a weird desire to do something, be it dig a hole, go fight
someone, vote for a particular person, etc..it may not be your choice but rather them telling you to do what your doing.
No pictures because its too frequent. be it humanity, or some other alien race, good, bad, and ugly all have been given air time. Nothing like the
near extinction of an entire race of people to discuss with your youngins.
2) Vashta Nerada (shadows are scary)
So, ok...a shadow creature...the creature is a shadow..and it gets in you..it eats you, and the last thought and words spoken are repeated endlessly
as it zombie walks towards you..either existing in the body it just ate, or as just a shadow.
Don't let a shadow touch you...it will kill you, and use the last memory and words you uttered to lure your family and friends close.
1) Weeping Angels
Well, any Who fan knew this one was coming.
Just your typical statues...pretty crying angels..
that is, until you look away from them, or blink...then they come alive and will eventually attack you...draining your life energy (think of it as a
age sucker). They feed off the energy of time from people and can trap you quite easily (just a touch). Don't take a picture, video, or even
draw/paint them as they have evolved into coming alive through those mediums also.
But they are easily defeated..just don't stop looking at them..or blink...ever.
(was that statue always in that position?)
So, that's just some of my views on how this is certainly not a kids show. From someone just passing by, they may see some zany colorful characters,
funny fast chatting, steampunk time travel, etc...but best to put your kids in front of spongebob than this if they are the type that considers the
content after the show is over.
I highly recommend this show though for older folks whom want some of the most interesting mind bending (and often terrifying) concepts on television.
The writers are genius...trick is though to look past the fun fluff and see exactly what these episodes are showing.