Exclusive: The X-Files' Glen Morgan breaks down the horror and heart in "Home Again"

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Feb 8, 2016

Warning: There are spoilers in the copy and the video interview below regarding the episode "Home Again."

Ever since the episode titles for the new run of The X-Files were announced last year, one in particular earned peak buzz from X-philes. "Home Again," which aired tonight and was written and directed by longtime series writer Glen Morgan, was assumed by many to be a sequel to arguably the scariest episode of the series ever, "Home," also written by Glen with James Wong.

However, if you watched tonight's episode, you know that "Home Again" is actually a callback to Scully's unresolved family issues, the dire medical condition of her mother and William, Scully and Mulder's son they gave up for adoption. But aside from all of that meaty emotional stuff, there was also a damn scary monster case that played out in parallel to Scully's story. Introducing a figure named the Trashman. He didn't quite cross into horrifying Peacock territory, but that house invasion sequence cut to Petula Clark's "Downtown" sure gave us Johnny Mathis-inspired shivers. 

In our latest Blastr exclusive post-mortem video, we talk to executive producer Glen Morgan at The X-Files iam8bit gallery show about the title that played with fans' expectations, how a real-life person inspired Trashman, and how the heck the band Rancid plays into the whole thing.

 

How did "Home Again" rate on your scare-o-meter?

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