The X-Files (1993–2018)
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The remains of a murdered deformed infant lead the agents to a family of murderous, inbred, animal-like brothers living on a secluded farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Glen Morgan | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Tucker Smallwood ... Sheriff Andy Taylor
Chris Nelson Norris ... Edmund Peacock
Adrian G. Griffiths ... Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier John Trottier ... George Peacock (as John Trotter)
Karin Konoval ... Mrs. Peacock
Sebastian Spence ... Deputy Barney Paster
Judith Maxie ... Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James Kenny James ... Radio Singer
Lachlan Murdoch ... Right Fielder
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Catcher
Cory Fry Cory Fry ... Batter
Douglas Smith ... Pitcher


Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best. It even has a sheriff by the name of Andy Taylor. Sheriff Taylor is highly reluctant to investigate the family nearest where the baby was found however. He tells the agents that the three brothers who live there are all simple, the product of generations of inbreeding in the Peacock family. When the Sheriff is killed, all evidence points to the Peacocks and the FBI agents are shocked at what they find in the house. Written by garykmcd

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11 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This is the first Glen Morgan-James Wong scripted episode since The X-Files: Die Hand Die Verletzt (1995) in Season 2. To mark their return to the series, Morgan and Wong were determined to produce the nastiest, most controversial episode ever. They succeeded. See more »


Pennsylvania sheriff departments do not preform routine patrols or criminal investigation, they are "servants of the court." As a Commonwealth, most PA municipalities provide their own police force. If the municipality chooses not to have their own department, the Pennsylvania State Police are tasked with coverage. In addition, the PA State Police also serve as the "highway patrol" quoted by Scully towards the end. The Pennsylvania Highway Patrol was absorbed by the PA State Police in 1932. See more »


Scully: Meanwhile, I've quit the FBI and become a spokesperson for the Ab-Roller.
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References Babe (1995) See more »


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If I Had to Pick One!
15 January 2014 | by Transom32See all my reviews

If I had to pick one episode to show a group for a special occasion like Halloween or some other informal group movie party from this series, I would choose this one "Home." To balance out the extra creepy and horrific violence and monster-us characters, there is a big helping of Fox Mulder goofing off and spouting nerdy hipster one-liners.

Many film techniques of horror movies is used with great effect with a minimum of makeup, special effects, CGI, etc.

The actress who plays the mother of the clan succeeds in pulling off one of the scariest scenes in the entire series. Surprisingly, she is actually quite attractive in real life.

Spoiler: Queasy types may want to fast forward past the scene where the song "Wonderful, wonderful" is played for the first time.

Not for the weak of heart, but a masterpiece in writing and presentation.

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