We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.
Sleep No More
By Mark Gatiss
“You must not watch this.”
I can say I’m not a big fan of found footage movies or television shows. I hated the Blair Witch Project and wasn’t that fond of Cloverfield either. So when I heard they were doing a found footage episode of Doctor Who I had big reservations about it. Would it be good and would the scenes be jumping all over the place was one of my concerns but not that much of a worry as to who was writing it.
Now one of the things that I thought was a real stretch was the Sandman creatures and what they were created from. They were created from the eye gunk that forms while we sleep. Now come on really a creature forming from eye gunk. Have they run out of ideas for new creatures? I get the concept but that kind of ruined the creepy scary part of the story as I couldn’t help but laugh and roll my eyes when we all found out where the creatures came from. I did like the fact that they used the dust to see and that brought the creepy aspect back as they used the dust floating around to use for vision. But still eye gunk creature’s lol.
Sleep No More while not one of the greatest stories in Doctor it also wasn’t one of the worst. Props should be given to the Doctor Who production staff for trying to do something different and give us something outside of the box and not the usual style of storytelling. While I’m not a fan of found footage I thought it worked really well in Sleep No More and hopefully when they try something different again that the story is a strong one. Sleep No More was entertaining and different and not as bad as I had thought it would be.