Wednesday, December 29, 2021

THE X FILES - "Squeeze" (1993)

Tonight's Wholesome, Wholehearted, and Whimsical Wednesday presentation is what comes after W for a change, "The X Files."

This was the third episode of "The X Files," and was titled "Squeeze." The truth might be out there, but these days, it sure doesn't feel like we're getting any closer to finding it!

"Squeeze" is very similar in scope to films like "The Night Strangler" and "The Night Stalker."

There is a little deviation in the fact that this killer comes out every thirty years instead of every twenty years, and instead of blood, he's in need of livers, and all of the victims are found with theirs forcefully removed!

Just in case you don't already know, this is gorgeous Gillian Anderson as Agent Dana Scully.

Her partner of course, is David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. Clever like a fox, or crazy like a fox? This Fox is kind of a combination of both! By my count, David has either played or done the voice for himself, or Agent Mulder, in at least six roles not related to "The X Files."

Trapped like the rat that he is, Agent Scully finally gets the killer in her sights!

Now it's just the matter of what they are going to do with him.

The killer is named Eugene Victor Tooms and is played by Doug Hutchison. About seven months later, Tooms will reappear in episode 21 after he gets paroled from prison.
Among many other odd roles, Doug was Golum in "Batman And Robin."
 Doug was also the front man in a band called "The Yuh-uh-uh-uhs," who did this mondo-bizarro song called "Vampire Chickens."
Now it just doesn't get much better than that, and yet somehow, incredulously, that video has less that 700 views!

Believe it or not, I actually missed "The X Files" when it was on TV because I was busy trading cassette tapes at the time, and it's pretty cool to have a great show like this to still be able to watch, and catch up on, because it's just as good as it was back then!

With Mulder and Scully's assistance, the Police finally concur that there is definitely something weird about Tooms, and it's more than just being a killer, but stupidly, they still let him go!

This guy looks ripe, and is all set to be the next dish on the menu!

In the year 2022, get ready to see Gillian in the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in a TV series called "The First Lady." I think she is probably going to nail it!

This is the place where Tooms was hiding out thirty years earlier!

And it's the same place they will find him in the  current day!

I know from first hand experience that it's really helpful to have flashlights when you're shooting a scene in a super low light situation!

Tooms haunts ventilation systems in buildings, and that is how he was able to get in and out of so many places without being detected!

We've still got a couple more days until this crappy year is over! I think I'll end it on a positive note, and binge out on "The X Files." Thanx as always to my Editor-In-Chief in Germany for handing this cub reporter this assignment! Hopefully we'll see you again next year!

1 comment:

SCB said...

Still one of my most favorite shows of all time. If I catch it on TV, I'll sit and watch the whole episode, although I’ve seen every episode at least 3 times.

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