Mulder and Scully are in Minneapolis on the trail of a serial killer who likes to collect trophies from his victims. The killer is Donald Addie Pfaster, who goes by Donnie. He likes young women, especially blonds and he keeps a lock of their hair or their finger nails as trophies. He's also taken to digging up graves to add to his collection. Scully is having a very hard time dealing with the facts of the case and isn't functioning very well. She has a lot more on her plate however when Donnie sees her and decides to make her his next victim. Written by
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, who has cited this as one of his favorite X-Files episodes, originally wrote the script to be about a necrophiliac, which the Fox network would not tolerate. So the idea was changed to a death fetishist. See more
When agent Mulder, agent Scully, and agent Bocks are examining the murdered prostitute at the crime scene, you can see her chest breathing under the blankets. See more
It's been said that fear of the unknown is an irrational response to the excesses of the imagination. But our fear of the everyday, of the lurking stranger and the sound of footfalls on the stairs, the fear of violent death and the primitive impulse to survive, are as frightening as any X-File, as real as the acceptance that it could happen to you.
Performed by Erik Satie See more