The X-Files: Season 2, Episode 10

Red Museum (9 Dec. 1994)
"The X Files" Red Museum (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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A religious cult is accused of kidnapping teenagers for some type of ritual. But Mulder and Scully begin to suspect something else at play.



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Episode cast overview:
Gird Thomas
Sheriff Mazeroski
Richard Odin
Lindsey Ginter ...
Beth Kane
Gary Kane
Robert Clothier ...
Old Man
Woman Reading Words
Rick Mazeroski
Tony Sampson ...
Gerry Nairn ...
Man #1
Brian Knox McGugan ...
Officer #1 (as Brian McGugan)


Mulder and Scully are called in by a Sheriff who believes a local cult is subjecting some of the town's teenagers to some type of ritual. Several of the teens have appeared after a night in the woods, semi-naked with 'He is One' written on their backs. The Sheriff is convinced that the turban-wearing cult that has made their home in the area is responsible and wants the agents to help him get the evidence he needs. As the agents gather evidence however, they begin to think something far more sinister is going on. All of the teens involved were treated by the same doctor and none had any history of normal childhood disease. They are certain he was experimenting on the them but neither are prepared for Scully's revelation - one of the men she sees in town is the man who killed Deep Throat. Written by garykmcd

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This was originally conceived as an inter-network crossover between "The X-Files" and "Picket Fences," but was rewritten to stand alone when negotiations fell through. See more »


(at around 11 mins) When Mulder, Scully, and the sheriff are speaking outside the apartment building, the cut from the wide shot to the single of Mulder reveals the same wall in the background, but with different physical locations for the actors. In the wide, Mulder plants himself with the wall (reading "Manager's Office") directly to his right. In his close-up, the same wall is now behind him. This is either a blocking error for Duchovny or a very narrow area the camera could focus and the error is thus revealed through editing. See more »


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Banjos and beef
9 August 2014 | by (Okinawa, Japan) – See all my reviews

I can't get enough of X-files in Hickville. It's the perfect combination: ultra-intelligent aliens with country bumpkins. The writers really cranked up the creepiness in this episode. Teens are found wandering around in the woods with mysterious messages on their backs. Meanwhile, a stranger is spying on a family through a peephole inside their house. That's some twisted stuff.

A cult of vegetarians exists in the middle of beef town. The writers excellently portrayed the bigotry against them, which exemplified the fear of the unknown. The cult could have been better utilized, so much potential for additional weirdness.

Towards the end the story begins tripping over its shoelaces. Various aspects are left unexplained by plot holes rather than authentic mystery. Luckily, the episode's strong feeling and great acting make the few story glitches entirely forgivable.

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