The Eleven Doctors

Over the years, the Doctor has gone up against just about every kind of foe it is possible to go up against; individuals, armies, entire races and species, humans, monsters, aliens, robots, ghosts, wizards and everything else you can possibly think of.

Amongst those nasties, you will find that he has encountered many Whoniverse incarnations of the classic Universal Monsters.

What are the Universal Monsters? Well they’re the distinctive and memorable antagonists from horror, suspense and science fiction films made by Universal Studios from 1923 to 1960 – the truly iconic figures of terror made famous by such actors as Lon Chaney, Béla Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney, Jr.

In addition to full-on going up against these kinds of baddies, there have also been passing references to them as well (which we’ll also have a little look at in this article).

Here are five classic (Whoniverse versions of) Universal Monsters that the Doctor has faced…

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This article was first posted on October 4, 2013