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Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster 

Mulder questions his faith in the unexplained. He attempts to gather proof of the existence of the new creature he and Scully investigate before jumping to conclusions.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Annabelle (as D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce)
Richard Newman ...
Dr. Rumanovitch
The Werelizard
Nicole Parker ...
Stoner #2 (as Nicole Parker-Smith)
Truck Driver
Jade Pawluk ...
Naked Lair Victim


When a dead body is found in the woods, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate whether it was an animal attack, a serial killer or just maybe a strange creature as described by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, Mulder is able to confront some of his own demons about feeling disillusioned with his life's work. Written by vhavnal

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When Dr. Rumanovitch mentions to Mulder that "maybe monsters dwell here" and points to his abdomen he is referencing Humbug, another Darin Morgan episode. In Humbug the monster was Leonard, the conjoined twin brother of Lanny a former side-show performer. In the episode, Leonard removed himself from Lanny's abdomen trying to find another brother, thus killing his victims by eating a hole through their bodies. See more »


In the opening scene in his office, Mulder tosses a pencil that sticks in the "I Want to Believe" poster. At that point, a total of six pencils may be seen sticking out of the poster, including the one he just threw, which is directly below the flying saucer. When Mulder gets up to remove all the pencils a moment later, there are seven total pencils: one above the right side of the saucer where there was none to be seen before (although there were a bunch of holes at that spot in the poster in the earlier shot), and none directly below the saucer where we just saw him toss and stick one. See more »


Fox Mulder: It shot blood at me. From its eye, Scully- I think. It was hard for me to see, because I had blood in my eyes.
Dana Scully: I haven't done a blood analysis yet, but it's probably residue from the prior attack on this victim. And animals don't shoot blood out of their eyeballs.
Fox Mulder: Oh, no? Well, tell that to the horned lizard. Which shoots blood out its eyeball, Scully, yes. It's a defense mechanism. Scientific fact!
Dana Scully: Mulder, the Internet is not good for you.
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References Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) See more »


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Absolutely the most amusing of all episodes.
1 February 2016 | by (Colorado Springs, CO) – See all my reviews

OK, first review of a show I have written, and only because this episode cemented the reasons this show needs a new, full run. Absolutely the funniest episode ever. I rate it above Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose in which Peter Boyle gave a hilarious performance. This should go down as the best X-Files episode ever. Congrats to the writer, the director, and the producer. I hope that following episodes meet the standard that has been set. I knew David could be funny, but Gillian? She really pulled a were-rabbit out of her hat on this one. She showed a comedic timing that I found spot-on and left me wanting to see more. The fox mask in the Motel looking into Scully's room from the hidden passage was magically on the nose.

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