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“Monsters of the Week:” The Essential X-Files Companion

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“The X-Files” has unnerved and engrossed watchers for years, justly earning its title as the longest-running science-fiction television series in U.S. history. What started out as a cult classic evolved into an integral part of pop culture, putting both David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) on a fast track to stardom. For all of those who were steadfast fans from the start, and for those who like the skeptical Dana Scully needed more time to believe but eventually came around, Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to the X-Files (Abrams) is a must-read this October. Celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary, television critics Zack Handlen and Todd Vanderwerff have provided us with a comprehensive review and analysis on just…

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5 Books to Get You Hyped for the Return of The X-Files

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The truth is still out there, The X-Files fans! If you’ve been living under a rock since 1993, it’s a show about FBI agents who investigate unexplainable occurrences like supernatural murders, spooky mutant monsters and alien abductions. It’s one of the longest-running science fiction series in TV history, and features two of the most memorable characters in pop culture: Special Agents Fox Mulder, the zany and sarcastic conspiracy theorist, and Dana Scully, the skeptical realist who performs way too many autopsies. While the original series ended in 2002, the show is returning for a six-episode miniseries run on FOX starting January 24, to the alternating delight and anxiety of the sci-fi thriller’s die-hard fans. Either way, series stars Gillian Anderson…

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Binge on These Frightening Tales from Around the Campfire

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To me, summer means beach days, barbeques and long nights spent hanging around a campfire. And aside from s’mores, any lover of camping knows that the best part is telling late-night ghost stories around the bonfire. Bonus points if you can scare even the toughest camper with tales of hitchhikers and newly murdered brides. Full disclosure: I’m a horror wimp. The first mention of ghosts and blood has me running for the safety of my sleeping bag. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love the thrill of being scared, that deep hollow feeling in your stomach that just maybe these creepy stories are real. While I haven’t quite mustered the nerve to read many horror novels, lately I have been…

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The truth really is out there

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For legions of fans, all it took to keep the faith alive was a poster, growing dusty and tattered over the years, with a now-iconic image of a UFO and the familiar phrase: “I Want to Believe.” Now, 13 years after going off the air in 2002, renegade FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully—the believer and the skeptic—are coming back in six new episodes of The X-Files. Sure, there were two forays on to the big screen, 1998’s The X-Files: Fight the Future and 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe (most true X-Philes actually want to forget about that second one), but fans have waited for over a decade to see Mulder and Scully back where they belong—chasing…

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