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Darkness Falls 

A group of loggers working in a remote forest unearths thousands of deadly insectlike creatures that paralyze and cocoon their victims. Scully, Mulder and a few others end up trapped there.

Director:

Joe Napolitano

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Jason Beghe ... Larry Moore
Tom O'Rourke ... Steve Humphreys
Titus Welliver ... Doug Spinney
David Hay David Hay ... Clean Suited Man
Barry Greene ... Perkins
Ken Tremblett ... Dyer
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Storyline

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 in 1934 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 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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | DTS (blu-ray)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The bugs do not swarm in light - it does not cross anyone's mind to actually light a bonfire - after all they are in a wood with newly felled trees and branches all around them. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: Come on, Scully, it'll be a nice trip to the forest.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 X-Files Episodes (2016) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Ignore the haters. Excellent episode.
12 February 2019 | by NatashaJAmos2015See all my reviews

Unlike the haters who are giving this excellent episode negative reviews, I've been a proud X-Phike since the first episode. This is by far the best MOTW episode for season six.

Ignore the haters, see the episode for yourself. It's a gem.


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