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Lord of the Flies 

Doggett and Reyes investigate a teenage boy who may have the ability to control insects and uses it to kill. Scully and a pushy, pompous, flirtatious entomologist assist them.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Thomas Schnauz




Episode complete credited cast:
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Robert Patrick ... John Doggett
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Hank Harris ... Dylan Lokensgard
Samaire Armstrong ... Natalie Gordon
Michael Wiseman ... Dr. Rocky Bronzino
Jane Lynch ... Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard
Aaron Paul ... David 'Sky Commander Winky' Winkle
Branden Williams ... Bill / Cap'n Dare
Erick Avari ... Dr. Herb Fountain
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Camera Dude


Doggett and Reyes investigate a teenage boy who may have the ability to control insects and uses it to kill. Scully and a pushy, pompous, flirtatious entomologist assist them.

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16 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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In addition to two Syd Barrett songs on the soundtrack, Dylan also wears a Syd Barrett shirt and had a poster of him in his room. See more »


Natalie pulls away from Dylan after they kiss showing that she had been bitten, her lips and teeth covered in blood. She runs from the house and before she drives off in her car you can see her mouth is completely clean of blood. See more »


John Doggett: I think I just solved this case. The kid has crap for brains, the flies couldn't resist.
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Crazy Credits

In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »


Spoofs Jackass (2000) See more »


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Killer Flies Swarm A Mulder-less X-File
7 April 2018 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

High School boys deal with killer flies.

I generally go for the more goofy X-File shows, like this one, that spend less time in the deadly serious FBI office and more time out and about with sort some sort of weird creature/person/thing. Lord Of The Flies begins like no other X-File episode ever made, in fact for a second I thought I put the wrong DVD in my machine, then we see the ugly sight (perhaps too ugly for child viewers) of a dead boy. We soon find out that flies are the enemy this week.

This hour, or this 42 minutes, can't really be called a classic, and I do miss Mulder, but it held my attention and there was something wonderfully retro about it...I think it reminded me of some 1950s creature feature I can't place in my memory right now. Maybe a touch of Irwin Allen's The Swarm (1978)?

Lord Of The Flies is well worth a look.

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