The X-Files

Season 1 Episode 19

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 01, 1994 on FOX

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    • After Fox suggested doing an episode that featured a more conventional monster than The X-Files had previously used, writing partners Glen Morgan and James Wong - who had been wanting to create a story that explored Native American mythology - proposed the real-life concept of the Manitou. They conceptualised the Manitou as being similar to a werewolf, in order to attract fans of that genre, but attempted to make the episode feel distinctive, in the fashion of the series, by taking a slightly unusual approach to that concept and the word "werewolf" is consequently never mentioned in the episode. As Morgan later remarked, "A horror show should be able to do these legends that have been around since the thirteen hundreds".

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