Not all horror fans love The X-Files, but the second episode of Season 4, Home, is pure horror gold; a nightmare tale of backwoods terror on par with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn. In Home, Agents Mulder and Scully (played by David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson respectively) investigate the case of a missing motorist, a search that leads them to the dilapidated home of the inbred Peacock Family.
In a scene still regarded as one of the most terrifying moments to ever air on TV, the Agents discover a mutilated woman under a filthy bed. The horror of the discovery is compounded by the fact that this woman is actually the Peacock Family matriarch, an insane religious zealot who has been having incestuous relationships with her mutant sons. The image of toothless, ranting Mama Peacock rolling herself back under the bed is pure nightmare fuel. Relive the moment for yourself in the clip and fan-made trailer for Home below.
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When it was first announced in 2015 that The X-Files was returning to Fox for a 10th season after a 15-year hiatus, it was also revealed there would be an episode called Home Again. Since Home was a rare episode in that the “bad guys” evaded capture, “X-Philes” hoped we’d once again be crossing paths with the infamous Peacock Clan; the anticipation was palpable. Turns out, someone was just fucking with us; writer Glen Morgan admitted he named an episode Home Again “knowing that suckers out there would think it was a sequel to ‘Home.’ ” Gee, thanks (jerk!). (Source)
Home Again turned out to be a boring episode about Scully’s mother or something stupid.
With the recent announcement that Fox was bringing The X-Files back for an 11th season, fans are once again anxious to head Home Again—for real this time! We can expect 10 new episodes between 2017 and 2018, but whether or not we’ll see Mama Peacock with a brand new brood of super-human monstrosities remains to be seen.
Are you a fan of The X-Files and the episode Home? Would you like to see Mulder and Scully face the Peacock Family again? Sound off in the Comments section!