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Peacock Family

All-time scariest TV characters -- #6: The Peacock family

by Richard Keller, posted Oct 24th 2007 12:00PM
Scully and Mulder travel to Home, PA and freak me out in the episode entitled 'Home'Characters: The Peacock family
Show: The X-Files
Episode: "Home"

Here is the total number of full episodes I have watched of the X-Files: one. It's not because I thought that the writing was poor or the acting was worse than what's normally seen at a 5th grade play. No, it was because the episode I saw freaked me out so much that my initial thought was 'If they're all like this I'd rather watch paint dry'.

You can probably guess what episode I'm talking about. If not, let me refresh your memory. The episode was entitled 'Home' and it aired during the fourth season of the series. It started out fairly benign: Scully and Mulder are brought in to investigate the discovery of a newborn corpse with numerous birth defects that was buried in a shallow grave. As the episode went on, though, it got increasingly disturbing as we found out that the newborn was the result of generations of inbreeding from a family who wanted to reamain "pure".

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