The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 19

Darkness Falls (15 Apr. 1994)
"The X Files" Darkness Falls (original title)

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Mulder and Scully head off to the Pacific Northwest when there are reports that 30 loggers seem to have simply disappeared. Mulder is aware of a similar case for the 1930s and along with a ... See full summary »

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Mulder and Scully head off to the Pacific Northwest when there are reports that 30 loggers seem to have simply disappeared. Mulder is aware of a similar case for the 1930s and along with a Forest Ranger and a representative of the logging company, the agents head off into the woods. They know that environmental activists are active in the area and when they come across one of them, he says that a swarm of bugs that only comes out at night is responsible for the deaths. A body they find wrapped in a bug cocoon seems to bear out his claim. With no way to communicate with the outside world and with the gas for the generator running low, they have to find a way to survive. Written by garykmcd

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This was intended to be a bottle episode, based in a single location to save money, but bad weather plagued production. It was one of the toughest episodes of the season for the crew. The weather delayed production so much that pick-up shots and inserts had to be filmed later on to finish. Delays were also caused by the inaccessibility of the location, since only generators, camera equipment and first aid crew were able to stay on-site, and time was wasted commuting staff in each day. See more »

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If the insects are prevented from swarming by light shining on them, how would they swarm on Spinney, when he's standing in front of the car's lights? See more »

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Scully: What do you think?
Mulder: I think I'm going to suggest we sleep with the lights on.
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Stiffs swarming
24 May 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This is typical of a below-average 'monster' episode of the first season.

Oh it has some nice, evocative atmosphere and standard tension (trapped in a log cabin, they die when the generator runs out of gas and lights goes off), but is plagued by the usual X-file issues; schlocky 'monster' and explanation, the usual stiff acting and dialogue, some inane characterization and plotting. Like many average episodes, it is a mini-horror film where cars won't start, with conspiracy tacked on at the end.

A waste of time.


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