Those of you who have been reading my BC articles regularly know that I am a huge X-Files fan. Most of my friends know this, and every year, I get the same emails: which X-Files episodes would be the best to watch during a scare-fest?
So here are my recommendations for 2009’s X-Files scare-fest. Rather than simply list them, I chose to provide you with a full, two evening long menu of episodes you can make a marathon out of, separated into categories, and, sometimes, ideas for supper and snacks.
So what kind of scare fest you want? Would you like a ghost story, a monster story, a horrific story, a chilling story, or a spine-tingler? Yes, The X-Files are that fabulous, and you have a whole set to choose from.
The Horrific Monster Stories
Season 1, Episode 3: "Squeeze" and Season 1, Episode 21: "Tooms": Not only do they feature the same monster and can be watched back to back, but Tooms definitely is a monster that can freak you out while feeling sorry for him. A genetic mutation makes Eugene Victor Tooms wake up from decade long hibernation and eat five fresh livers before slumbering back to sleep. And yes, fresh means he removes them out of his victims – by hand – and eats them.
And just because it isn’t disgusting enough to think that such a monster exists, try serving something made with liver, or come up with anything with a viscous texture (resembling bile) to go along with viewing.
The Ghost Stories
Ultimately, Halloween is about witches and ghosts. So these episodes are my favourite to watch.
Season 2, Episode 11: "Excelsis Dei": An old age home is haunted by the ghosts of tenants past who were mistreated by underpaid and overworked staff. But one staff member cares – perhaps too much. Wanting to help, the staff member ends up unleashing an invisible force that rapes a nurse and kills another staff member. And you thought the old age home your grandparents stay in was creepy.