Doctor Who: 10 Scariest Episodes That Sent Us All Behind The Sofa
10. The Web Of Fear
Before Richard E. Grant and the Great Intelligence's evil masterplan to rewrite the Doctor's history, the GI was a thorn in the Second Doctor's side. The Yeti had made a terrifying appearance in 'The Abominable Snowmen', and 'The Web Of Fear' was a fantastic sequel that only furthered everything that made the villain so horrible. 'The Web Of Fear' was ingenious because it capitalised on the claustrophobia of its audience; rather like Steven Moffat's best episodes - the ones that focus on an existing fear of the audience - 'The Web Of Fear' set monsters in the London Underground. No one wants to be stranded underground, do they? It was the perfect setting to introduce a mystery fungus, and when the Yeti appeared - huge, mysterious and growling emphatically - they cemented themselves in Who history as Classic monsters that are still remembered today. 'The Doctor's Wife' genius Neil Gaiman has claimed he'd love to bring the monsters back. It sounds like a mouth-watering prospect, but he'll have to go some way to making the Yeti as scary as they were in this serial.