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* "Eve": The Eves themselves are chilling. TwinTelepathy and CreepyTwins notwithstanding, EnfantTerrible as a result of genetic manipulation that, according to the doctor who did it herself (one of the few surviving Eve clones), accelerated instead of improving the hereditary psychotic problems all Adams and Eves have. [[NothingIsScarier And who knows what the Adams would've been like.]]
--> '''Eves 9 and 10:''' We just knew.


* Scully looking out her living room window during a rain storm -- and seeing Duane staring right at her. Before he smashes through the window and abducts her. The tension leading up to it is palpable, and it's a ''very'' real fear for women who live alone.

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* Scully looking out her living room window during a rain storm -- storm, and seeing Duane staring right ''right at her. Before her''. Right before he smashes through the window and abducts her. The tension leading up to it is palpable, and it's a ''very'' real fear for women who live alone.


* The scene where the plastic surgeon in "Sanguinarium" is removing his own face, but really '''The whole episode''' is ''filled'' {{Squick}} and NauseaFuel. Vomiting needles. [[BloodBath Bathtub full of blood]]. A guy getting his organs ripped out by a liposuction device. Gruesome plastic surgery accidents. Don't EVER watch that episode with a full stomach.

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* The scene where the plastic surgeon in "Sanguinarium" is removing his own face, but really '''The '''the whole episode''' is ''filled'' {{Squick}} and NauseaFuel. Vomiting needles. [[BloodBath Bathtub full of blood]]. A guy getting his organs ripped out by a liposuction device. Gruesome plastic surgery accidents. Don't EVER watch that this episode with a full stomach.


* "Fire": People being set on fire and ''burning alive'' is very chilling (ironically). And there's even AdultFear thrown into the mix when the children are trapped in a burning building '''''twice!'''''

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* "Fire": People being set on fire and ''burning alive'' is very chilling (ironically). And there's even AdultFear thrown into the mix when the children are trapped in a burning building '''''twice!'''''''twice!''



* Two simple red, glowing lights become a symbol of fear after "Detour". To make it worse, the beginning scene that shows the glowing red eyes coming from the ground is used as the main menu on the DVD for the episode. The last shot of the episode -- the eyes opening up under Scully's hotel bed -- was incredibly creepy.
* "Detour": The pit with the bodies.

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Two simple red, glowing lights become a symbol of fear after "Detour".after. To make it worse, the beginning scene that shows the glowing red eyes coming from the ground is used as the main menu on the DVD for the episode. The last shot of the episode -- the eyes opening up under Scully's hotel bed -- was incredibly creepy.
* "Detour": ** The pit with the bodies.



* "Bad Blood", despite being a LighterAndSofter comedy episode, has a very creepy scene where Mulder is drugged and cornered by a vampire. Even without the supernatural element, it's still scary for having Mulder [[AdultFear slowly losing consciousness and unable to move while someone with horrible intentions walks toward him.]]

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* "Bad Blood", despite being a LighterAndSofter comedy episode, has a very creepy scene where Mulder is drugged and cornered by a vampire. Even without the supernatural element, it's still scary for having Mulder [[AdultFear slowly losing consciousness and unable to move while someone with horrible intentions walks toward him.]]


** It's also implied that Mulder was unable to sleep after Bruckman told him about the dream. Think about that, just hearing about it was disturbing enough to keep Mulder of all people awake.

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** It's also implied that Mulder was unable to sleep after Bruckman told him about the dream. Think about that, just hearing about it was disturbing enough to keep Mulder of all people who has seen some scary shit awake.


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** On some episodes, the iconic whistling is nearly nonexistent and is more like it's echoing in the background, giving it a more eerie, atmospheric feel. The theme in season 1's "Fire" is one such example.



* The subliminal messages people start seeing all over the place in "Blood", such as "KILL 'EM ALL." Oh God…
** What's even worse is that neither the FBI or the audience find out [[UnknownCharacter who sent these messages]]. They simply stop, [[NothingIsScarier with no explanation for why they were sent in the first place.]] The final message sent to Mulder doesn't help much either: [[FalseReassurance ALL DONE BYE BYE]].

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* The subliminal messages people start seeing all over the place in "Blood", such as "KILL 'EM ALL." Oh God…
** What's even worse is that neither
God… Neither the FBI or the audience find out [[UnknownCharacter who sent these messages]]. They simply stop, [[NothingIsScarier with no explanation for why they were sent in the first place.]] The final message sent to Mulder doesn't help much either: [[FalseReassurance ALL DONE BYE BYE]].



** This is taken UpToEleven in Season 8 with Mulder's abduction: Mulder is ''bolted'' to a stone chair through his ''wrists and ankles,'' has his cheeks stretched wide with what looks like fish hooks and wire, and we watch as a drill is sent through his soft palate. Yikes.
*** And then there's the little circular saw that starts vivisecting him. Yikes is right.
** Scully looking out her living room window during a rain storm -- and seeing Duane staring right at her. Before he smashes through the window and abducts her. The tension leading up to it is palpable, and it's a ''very'' fear for women who live alone.
* Keeping Donnie Pfaster's demon form in quick, darkened glimpses in "Irresistible" was how you do it right. Or very very wrong.
** Donnie Pfaster himself. TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse indeed. As if the first time wasn't bad enough -- they brought the bastard back for a ''sequel episode!''
-->"Why are you crying?"\\

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** This is taken UpToEleven in Season 8 with Mulder's abduction: Mulder is ''bolted'' to a stone chair through his ''wrists and ankles,'' has his cheeks stretched wide with what looks like fish hooks and wire, and we watch as a drill is sent through his soft palate. Yikes.
*** And then there's the little circular saw that starts vivisecting him. Yikes is right.
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* Scully looking out her living room window during a rain storm -- and seeing Duane staring right at her. Before he smashes through the window and abducts her. The tension leading up to it is palpable, and it's a ''very'' real fear for women who live alone.
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Keeping Donnie Pfaster's demon form in quick, darkened glimpses in "Irresistible" was how you do it right. Or very very wrong.
** Donnie Pfaster himself.Pfaster. TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse indeed. As if the first time wasn't bad enough -- they brought the bastard back for a ''sequel episode!''
-->"Why --->"Why are you crying?"\\



** Again, ''Webcomic/MonsterOfTheWeek'' makes it ''worse'':
-->''[[TheStoic Scully]]'': ''*[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness freaked out]]*'' "I've got to go do research. ''[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere In another state]]''."\\
''Mulder'': "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint But you've barely looked through this bag of fingernails]]!"



*** There's the teacher's snake eyes. Hell, everything about [[HumanoidAbomination that teacher]] was terrifying. Even the font she chalked her final goodbye message in seemed really creepy. She was ''heavily'' implied to be a high-level demon who decided to stop by just to punish the cultists for not paying proper tribute to her and essentially tricked Mulder and Scully into helping make her job easier.

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*** ** There's the teacher's snake eyes. Hell, everything about [[HumanoidAbomination that teacher]] was terrifying. Even the font she chalked her final goodbye message in seemed really creepy. She was ''heavily'' implied to be a high-level demon who decided to stop by just to punish the cultists for not paying proper tribute to her and essentially tricked Mulder and Scully into helping make her job easier.



* "Home": '''ALL OF IT'''. The episode has the distinction of being the only one in the show's history to be ''banned from network TV''. Honestly, it's surprising it ever made it to air in the first place, but it was something like five years before it was shown again (as part of a Halloween scare-fest, of course). It was also rated '''TV-MA'''. A network TV show getting a rating like that (even today) is unheard of.

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'''ALL OF IT'''. The episode has the distinction of being the only one in the show's history to be ''banned from network TV''. Honestly, it's surprising it ever made it to air in the first place, but it was something like five years before it was shown again (as part of a Halloween scare-fest, of course). It was also rated '''TV-MA'''. A network TV show getting a rating like that (even today) is unheard of.



** And later, the dead baby in the fridge next to snacks and drinks is disgusting. Somewhat of a visual example of BreadEggsMilkSquick. And then the shot of the extremely deformed baby itself…
** The scene with the sheriff and his wife getting beaten to death and the accompanying music… *shudder* The cheery song "Wonderful, Wonderful" has become linked with creepiness in the minds of fans. Though Johnny Mathis is kinda creepy anyway.
** ''Webcomic/MonsterOfTheWeek'', when it got to this episode, ''did not even '''try''' to make fun of it'', instead just displaying how the writer and her husband reacted.
** Not to mention that its one of a few episodes that has nothing supernatural or paranormal in it, just massive human depravity. The Peacocks aren't aliens or ghosts or mutants, just human monsters created through centuries of seclusion and madness.

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** And later, the The dead baby in the fridge next to snacks and drinks is disgusting. Somewhat of a visual example of BreadEggsMilkSquick. And then the shot of the extremely deformed baby itself…
** The scene with the sheriff and his wife getting beaten to death and the accompanying music… *shudder* The cheery song "Wonderful, Wonderful" has become linked with creepiness in the minds of fans. Though Johnny Mathis is kinda creepy anyway.\n
** ''Webcomic/MonsterOfTheWeek'', when it got to this episode, ''did not even '''try''' to make fun of it'', instead just displaying how the writer and her husband reacted.
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It's one of a few episodes that has nothing supernatural or paranormal in it, just massive human depravity. The Peacocks aren't aliens or ghosts or mutants, just human monsters created through centuries of seclusion and madness.



* "Leonard Betts", and the storage locker sequence. Giving birth to your another duplicate body through your mouth? That is just sick and wrong! Needless to say, this was an episode with some in-universe squick, and Mulder and Scully have very strong stomachs and are tough as can be.

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storage locker sequence. Giving birth to your another duplicate body through your mouth? That is just sick and wrong! Needless to say, this was an episode with some in-universe squick, and Mulder and Scully have very strong stomachs and are tough as can be.


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* Mulder's abduction: Mulder is ''bolted'' to a stone chair through his ''wrists and ankles,'' has his cheeks stretched wide with what looks like fish hooks and wire, and we watch as a drill is sent through his soft palate. Yikes. And then there's the little circular saw that starts vivisecting him. Yikes is right.


** The beginning of the episode has Scully's parents over at her place for a dinner. After they've left, she wakes up on the couch later at night and sees her father sitting on the armchair. She says she thought they had gone home already, but he doesn't even react. The phone rings, she turns away, looks back and her father has disappeared. She answers the phone and her mother tells her ''his father died of a heart attack an hour ago''. Just the way he's sitting there, with a glassy stare, lips moving but no words coming out.

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** The beginning of the episode has Scully's parents over at her place for a dinner. After they've left, she wakes up on the couch later at night and sees her father sitting on the armchair. She says she thought they had gone home already, but he doesn't even react. The phone rings, she turns away, looks back and her father has disappeared. She answers the phone and her mother tells her ''his ''her father died of a heart attack an hour ago''. Just the way he's sitting there, with a glassy stare, lips moving but no words coming out.


* "Home": '''ALL OF IT'''. The episode has the distinction of being the only one in the show's history to be ''banned from network TV''. Honestly, it's surprising it ever made it to air in the first place, but it was something like five years before it was shown again (as part of a Halloween scare-fest, of course). It was also rated '''TV-MA'''. A network TV show getting a rating like that is simply unheard of.

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* "Home": '''ALL OF IT'''. The episode has the distinction of being the only one in the show's history to be ''banned from network TV''. Honestly, it's surprising it ever made it to air in the first place, but it was something like five years before it was shown again (as part of a Halloween scare-fest, of course). It was also rated '''TV-MA'''. A network TV show getting a rating like that (even today) is simply unheard of.



** The opening birth sequence, with the scream and shot of the umbilical cord being cut, is unforgettable. What happens next is simply terrifying. The Peacock brothers then take the baby outside during a massive storm and proceed to '''bury it alive'''. To add on to that the entire scene is accompanied by a truly horrifying score.

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** The opening birth sequence, with the scream and shot of the umbilical cord being cut, is unforgettable. What happens next is simply terrifying. The horrifying. After the baby is born, the Peacock brothers then take the baby outside during a massive storm and proceed to '''bury it alive'''. To add on to that the entire scene is accompanied by a truly horrifying disturbing score.



* "Small Potatoes": The MonsterOfTheWeek (a man who is a shapeshifter) impersonates Mulder for the few days, while the real Mulder is trapped in a hospital cellar. Mulder manages to get out, but the fact that everyone around actually took the fake Mulder for real can induce heavy amounts of ParanoiaFuel.

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* "Small Potatoes": The MonsterOfTheWeek (a man who is a shapeshifter) impersonates Mulder for the few days, while the real Mulder is trapped in a hospital cellar. Though the entire episode is pretty comedic, and while Mulder manages to get out, but the fact that everyone around actually took the fake Mulder for real can induce heavy amounts of ParanoiaFuel.

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* The first murder victim in "Familiar" is lured to his doom by a demon appearing as Mr. Chuckleteeth, a [[NightmareFuel/LiveActionTV Noseybonk-esque]] character from an in-universe children's television show, whose UncannyValley [[https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--mst1AZIO--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/btiaatjpqusp78hg3su8.jpg appearance is just unsettling]].
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* "Hellbound", which is about people being skinned alive.

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* "Hellbound", which is about people being skinned alive. It gets ''even worse'': those deaths are a particularly horrific case of YouCantFightFate, as the murderer and the victims are part of a death-and-rebirth cycle that started when four miners flayed a man alive in a claim dispute and were acquitted. All five are now bound together, with the four miners repeatedly being reincarnated to eventually die those same awful deaths at the hand of the reincarnated victim, who always winds up being a representative of the law so as to ensure that all the deaths avoid being investigated. The worst part? Despite Reyes' best efforts to end the cycle, the victim-turned-murderer is shown to have been reincarnated yet again at the end of the episode, and literally nothing will change.


* Deaths and '''murders''' involving snakes. Several times. Either seriously ''huge'' snakes or lots of, lots of, lots of those animals. FREAKING OUT!

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* Deaths and '''murders''' involving snakes. Several times. Either seriously ''huge'' snakes or lots of, lots of, lots of those animals. FREAKING OUT!



** Eaten alive by a python?! [[PrimalFear SHUDDER SHUDDER SHUDDER]][[note]]When large snakes eat a meal like that they have trouble moving for a while. In the few cases where an anaconda or python or boa has eaten a person, the snake practically can't move for a month. Snakes try not to eat people because it makes then very easy prey for about a month. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Scully mentions that a python is not physically capable of digesting a person and disgorging the remains ''anywhere near'' that fast.[[/note]]

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** [[PrimalFear Eaten alive by a python?! [[PrimalFear SHUDDER SHUDDER SHUDDER]][[note]]When python?!]][[note]]When large snakes eat a meal like that they have trouble moving for a while. In the few cases where an anaconda or python or boa has eaten a person, the snake practically can't move for a month. Snakes try not to eat people because it makes then very easy prey for about a month. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when Scully mentions that a python is not physically capable of digesting a person and disgorging the remains ''anywhere near'' that fast.[[/note]]



** Surviving trying to drown yourself in boiling water? Primal Fear [[ICannotSelfTerminate squared]]! Aargh!

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** Surviving trying to drown yourself in boiling water? Primal Fear [[ICannotSelfTerminate squared]]! Aargh!squared]]!



* In "Synchrony", the villain [[spoiler:who is the future version of one of the researchers, Jason Nichols,]] tries to kill the scientists. His reason? [[spoiler:Their research will lead to the creation of time travel, which will be available for everyone. Everybody will know everything, there will be no future. Nichols describes this world as that one without hope. The most horrific part? We don't know if he succeeded to avert this future, as Lisa, his girlfriend scientist, continued her work...]]

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* In "Synchrony", the villain [[spoiler:who (who is the future version of one of the researchers, Jason Nichols,]] Nichols) tries to kill the scientists. His reason? [[spoiler:Their Their research will lead to the creation of time travel, which will be available for everyone. Everybody will know everything, there will be no future. Nichols describes this world as that one without hope. The most horrific part? We don't know if he succeeded to avert this future, as Lisa, his girlfriend scientist, continued her work...]]



* "Field Trip". Particularly freaky were the scenes where [[spoiler:reality seeps into the hallucinations]] in the form of ''gooey yellow acid'', and especially when ''a whole room, including the people in it'', dissolves into the acid. The whole concept of the episode is both Nightmare Fuel and ParanoiaFuel.

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* "Field Trip". Particularly freaky were the scenes where [[spoiler:reality reality seeps into the hallucinations]] hallucinations in the form of ''gooey yellow acid'', and especially when ''a whole room, including the people in it'', dissolves into the acid. The whole concept of the episode is both Nightmare Fuel and ParanoiaFuel.



* Mulder's resurrection in "[=DeadAlive=]". He has been dead and buried for months, but he gets better. How? It's super creepy when you imagine that his body has been embalmed and decomposing or that he might have been cremated. In addition, people are only slightly disbelieving and by the end, apparently nobody is freaked out by this. When did people like doctors and sceptics like Doggett start to take the paranormal this easily? Why is nobody freaking out?

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* Mulder's resurrection in "[=DeadAlive=]". He has been dead and buried for months, but he gets better. How? It's super creepy when you imagine that his body has been embalmed and decomposing or that he might have been cremated. In addition, people are only slightly disbelieving and by the end, apparently nobody is freaked out by this. When did people like doctors and sceptics skeptics like Doggett start to take the paranormal this easily? Why is nobody freaking out?

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** The titular character needs to feed on the cancerous cells of others in order to regenerate his body. He's also a very gentle person who [[ApologeticAttacker apologizes to his victims]] before killing them. It's already sad and creepy enough -- and then he comes face to face with Scully...
--->"[[WhamLine I'm sorry, but you've got something I need."]]


* The scene where the plastic surgeon in "Sanguinarium" is removing his own face, but really '''The whole episode''' is ''filled'' {{Squick}} and NauseaFuel. Vomiting needles. [[BloodBath Bathtub full of blood]]. A guy getting his organs ripped out by a liposuction device. Gruesome plastic surgery accidents. Don't ever watch that episode, EVER. It makes "Home" look extremely tame.

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* The scene where the plastic surgeon in "Sanguinarium" is removing his own face, but really '''The whole episode''' is ''filled'' {{Squick}} and NauseaFuel. Vomiting needles. [[BloodBath Bathtub full of blood]]. A guy getting his organs ripped out by a liposuction device. Gruesome plastic surgery accidents. Don't ever EVER watch that episode, EVER. It makes "Home" look extremely tame.episode with a full stomach.


* "Home": The episode has the distinction of being the only one in the show's history to be ''banned from network TV''. Honestly, it's surprising it ever made it to air in the first place, but it was something like five years before it was shown again (as part of a Halloween scare-fest, of course). It was also rated '''TV-MA'''. A network TV show getting a rating like that is simply unheard of.

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* "Home": '''ALL OF IT'''. The episode has the distinction of being the only one in the show's history to be ''banned from network TV''. Honestly, it's surprising it ever made it to air in the first place, but it was something like five years before it was shown again (as part of a Halloween scare-fest, of course). It was also rated '''TV-MA'''. A network TV show getting a rating like that is simply unheard of.



** The opening birth sequence, with the scream and shot of the umbilical cord being cut, is unforgettable, though Wikipedia makes it sound worse than it is. And later, the dead baby in the fridge next to snacks and drinks is disgusting. Somewhat of a visual example of BreadEggsMilkSquick. And then the shot of the extremely deformed baby itself…

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** The opening birth sequence, with the scream and shot of the umbilical cord being cut, is unforgettable, though Wikipedia makes unforgettable. What happens next is simply terrifying. The Peacock brothers then take the baby outside during a massive storm and proceed to '''bury it sound worse than it is. alive'''. To add on to that the entire scene is accompanied by a truly horrifying score.
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And later, the dead baby in the fridge next to snacks and drinks is disgusting. Somewhat of a visual example of BreadEggsMilkSquick. And then the shot of the extremely deformed baby itself…



* The scene where the plastic surgeon in "Sanguinarium" is removing his own face, but really '''THE WHOLE EPISODE!!!''' {{Squick}} and NauseaFuel abound. Vomiting needles. [[BloodBath Bathtub full of blood]]. A guy getting his organs ripped out by a liposuction device. Gruesome plastic surgery accidents. Don't ever watch that episode, EVER. It makes "Home" look extremely tame.

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* The scene where the plastic surgeon in "Sanguinarium" is removing his own face, but really '''THE WHOLE EPISODE!!!''' '''The whole episode''' is ''filled'' {{Squick}} and NauseaFuel abound.NauseaFuel. Vomiting needles. [[BloodBath Bathtub full of blood]]. A guy getting his organs ripped out by a liposuction device. Gruesome plastic surgery accidents. Don't ever watch that episode, EVER. It makes "Home" look extremely tame.

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