Scully and Mulder investigate the death of Maria Dorantes, a migrant farm worker who was found in a field near the shanty town in which she lived. There were reports of a very bright flash of light followed by a yellow rain just as she was killed. Scully's examination of the body reveals that she died as a result of a massive fungal infection. The locals however are certain that the culprit is El Chupacabra, a mythical beast from Mexican folklore. They're also sure the beast is to be found in Eladio Buente, Maria's brother-in-law who was with her when she died. While Scully looks for a scientific explanation, Mulder believes the fungus may be alien in origin. Regardless, they must find Eladio before the fungus spreads. Written by
Did You Know?
The actual word for the legendary creature in Spanish is "chupacabras" with a final "s" for it is a sucker of goats plural. English drops that final "s" as referring to one chupacabras makes no sense to the English ear. See more
Around 00:28:21, we can see the cameraman moving backward on the reflection of the front truck's bumper. On the front/side of the truck's bumper, one frame later, we can see the entire crew. See more
Great album. Deeply flawed movie.
References West Side Story
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more