The spookiest season is upon us again. When the ghosts, the shadows and the monsters walk about! To celebrate the most haunted time of the year we’ve compiled this list of ten Doctor Who episodes that are perfect for watching at Halloween.
Whether they feature a classic monster, a creaky old house, or simply play on our fears, any of these Doctor Who episodes could make a great Halloween special. The episodes are in no specific order, and there are no major spoilers ahead. Though there are still details mentioned in the list – so be warned!
Now, turn out the lights, grab your candy and sonic screwdriver, and prepare yourself for some TARDIS tricks and treats!
10. Hide (Season 7, Episode 10)
The Doctor and Clara drop by Caliburn House in 1947 hoping to see the house's famous ghost; which Alec Palmer, and his empath assistant Emma Grayling, have been communicating with. However, the Doctor quickly begins to realise the ghost is more than she seems - resulting in a rescue operation, and a trip into a ghostly pocket dimension.
This is one of the best ghost story episodes of recent Who. The manor house looks amazing inside and out, there are a couple of genuine jump scares, and Matt Smith’s Doctor getting spooked is fun to watch. Meanwhile, the supporting actors - Dougray Scott as Alec and Jessica Raine as Emma – both do an excellent job of bringing their quiet but likeable characters to life. All in all this a spooky, fun tale with a happy ending.