'X-File': the most terrifying episode for each of the 11 seasons of the mythical series

'X-File': the most terrifying episode for each of the 11 seasons of the mythical series.

The arrival of 'The X-Files' (1993-2019) on Amazon Prime Video, which has released the entire series in HD quality, has sparked a revival of interest in this seminal work by Chris Carter, and the marathons have begun. 

Among all its 217 episodes, many stand out that embrace its status as a horror anthology, but we have selected, for each season, which is the most horrifying chapter.

Squeeze (Season 1, episode 3)

Investigating a series of baffling murders, committed in locked rooms or with no apparent entry points, leaving victims with their livers brutally plucked, leads to one of the series' most enigmatic and creepy characters: Eugene Victor Tooms (Doug Hutchison), a mutant human creature that can stretch and move in impossibly tight spaces, searching for livers for its next 30-year hibernation. 

The most tense moment is when he chooses Scully as his next target and hides in the shadows. It will continue in the season itself.

The Host (season 2, episode 2)

One of the most iconic monsters in the series, this vaguely humanoid sewer dweller begins to terrorize New Jersey. 

The Flukeman is a mutant spawned by Chernobyl, played by Darin Morgan, who went on to star in several fan-favorite episodes of the series, as he prowls the fetid tunnels of a metropolitan area in a creature design with bloody jaws, full of fangs and a worm skin look.

War of the coprophages (Season 3, episode 12)

Teachers George Romero and Stephen King showed us with ' Creepshow ' (1982) that roaches are scary. 

This episode starts with that advantage but goes a step further by having its insects receive robotic alien probes that make them swarm and commit murder. 

'X-Files' showed that it was not for the fragile at heart with scenes like bugs penetrating the open wound of a teenager who tries to remove it from the skin with bloody results.

Home (Season 4, episode 2)

Probably the most controversial 'X-Files' episode in its history, and arguably the most disturbing. 

A dilapidated Pennsylvania farmhouse, it is the birthplace of an almost wild family who make night trips in their Cadillac and breed inbred mutant children, murdering anyone who threatens their lifestyle. 

Taking the baton from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 19749,' The Hills Have Eyes' (The hills Have Eyes, 1977) or its original source 'Subhumans' (Death Line, 1972), the Carter series.

He was ahead of the revival that would take place the saga 'Km 666' and the remake of Alexandre Aja of the Craven.

Chinga (Season 5, episode 10)

Before 'Anabelle' and the Warren universe , 'The X-Files' envied the great one by putting together two great tropes from horror movies, an evil doll whose owner is an evil girl. 

It all starts when Mulder and Scully find a supermarket full of customers who decided to take out their own eyeballs. 

Co-authored by Stephen King and series creator Chris Carter, there are elements of the King universe such as visions of a woman's deaths and it is a good display of the series' horrifying power.

Field Trip (Season 6, episode 21)

Mulder and Scully are under the influence of a powerful psychotropic spore that takes them on a psychotropic journey where it is never clear what is real and what is a hallucination. 

They believe they are being kidnapped by aliens and suffering horrible deaths while trapped inside their own minds in a strudel that never ends, ** an innovative and extravagant horror show that connects to more recently seen pathways in the genre **, with films that play the dreamlike as a way to get out of the patterns of the genre.

X-Cops (Season 7, episode 12)

'File X' did not gross out crossovers, and if in his first steps we saw a policeman from 'Twin Peaks', in this episode he came across the famous reality TV show 'Cops', in an idea that screenwriters Vince Gilligan I had proposed several times before the showrunners gave the go-ahead. 

In X-Cops, a Cops police officer intersects with Scully and Mulder and confront a mysterious, seemingly invisible creature that is killing residents of a Los Angeles neighborhood, in some way a precedent for series like ' Death Valley' or 'Wellington Paranormal '.

Badlaa (Season 8, episode 10)

The beggar was a pretty scary character who killed people in the most horrible way imaginable. 

A mutilated body and a base of mysticism that leads him to kill anyone who stands in his way, with a hide-and-seek technique that many cannot forget, makes him star in one of the most memorable episodes of the already tiring past seasons, which they started to work better in their "monster of the week" episodes than in the general arc.

Scary Monsters (Season 9, episode 14)

An un-exciting season 9 is spared by these unrelated case episodes, like this one that seems based on a specific episode of 'The Twilight Zone' that begins with a woman who was stabbed 16 times, and ends with a boy with the ability of physically manifesting your imagination with fear of the giant insects that live in people's stomachs. 

He draws pictures of people's eyes bleeding and when asked why he would do something so horrible, he says it is because he fears it will happen. A delicacy.

Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster (Season 10, Episode 3)

Mulder and Scully go in search of a creature that Mulder believes to be a monster, a human that turns into a beast for a few days a month, but actually a lizard-like creature in its normal state, but was bitten by a human , which makes him human a few days a month than the one they should be looking for. 

It is not particularly terrifying, but it is the closest to the classic horror spirit of the series, and particularly of the few interesting ones of the series' hasty return.

Familiar (Season 11, Episode 8)

Again, season 11 was far from perfect, but 'Familiar' is one of those creepy gems that ends up bringing the series to life in its low moments, back to the subject of childhood terrors. 

In this episode, a character named 'Mr. Chuckleteeth ', with a big smile, bulging eyes and a sinister catchy song of his own. 

The approach is more or less what would happen if something like the Teletubbies lived in the world and killed people. Paranoia, witchcraft and other chilling elements complete a case to be rescued in its revival stage.

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