This episode was said to be the scariest Doctor Who episode yet. I can definitley say it met my expectations. The author (Mark Gatiss) had written some brilliant episodes before, so this one was set to be good… This is the synopsis:
The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child’s bedroom. Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine – fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate – George needs a doctor. Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won’t be easy; because George’s monsters are real.
As you can probably tell, it was a creepy episode. The special effects were good, with the dolls moving eerily. Also, the voices were kind of disturbing. I don’t know what makes children’s voices scary, but they were.
You might expect an ending that involves getting rid of all the monsters, maybe by cutting their heads off or some thing. But the ending was very simple. And sometimes, the simplest endings are the best.
One of the negative points of the story: it started as pretty much a companion free story, and you can tell in the finished episode – Rory and Amy don’t do much.
Overall, this is a very good episode, and it was nice to have a stand alone story.