Review: The X-Files: Year Zero #5

This month in The X-Files: Year Zero, #5 Karl Kesel brings the series to a satisfying close, answering all the pertinent questions while leaving the door open for much more should IDW choose to continue the series. I, for one, sincerely hope they do. Solid storytelling and gorgeous art has been the cornerstone of this limited-run series and issue five is no exception.

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XFN Exclusive: W.B. Davis & Ilyas Kaduji on “Abduct”

If you thought that you’d seen it all in the world of the unexplained, you’d better think again. Abduct, a new movie starring William B. Davis and directed by Ilyas Kaduji, promises to bring a new take into the world of supernatural stories and more.

The movie, still in post-production, is a fictional, supernatural, horror thriller set in Texas. The story is based on Crystal, a mysterious Texas orphan with a horrible and tragic history. Her parents ritually abuse her. One night, strange lights and sounds appear outside their home. Crystal blacks out and awakens to find them murdered. The girl is haunted by their deaths. Years pass. Now a young adult, Crystal flees her orphanage in a paranoid belief that otherworldly forces are after her, a supernatural terror that has stalked her since childhood and that follows her no matter where she flees.

Meanwhile, charismatic paranormal radio host Ridley Kay, is passionate about exploring the nature of phenomena like this. For some paranoid groups, the fate of the Earth depends on humanity exposing occult secrets to the light: UFO’s and alien abductions, demons and spirit possession, the Shadow People and sleep paralysis, government conspiracy, mind control, and time travel. These dark subjects plague thousands of people across the world. For Kay it’s all fun and games until Crystal enters his life.

People get hurt as mysterious government agents seek to take Crystal into custody. No matter how far the young woman flees, sinister people in black hunt her… but why?

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XFN Exclusive: Kevin Wilson on the upcoming X-Files Board Game

IDWxfgameIDW’s The X-Files board game will soon be available to Philes everywhere. On Wednesday, creator Kevin Wilson took to twitter with us to talk about what went into creating the exciting new game. Kevin shared insight about the gameplay that will intrigue old and new fans of the series. If you weren’t able to tweet along, here’s what you missed. You can find Kevin Wilson @KevinWilson42, and of course we are @XFilesNews.

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Featured Video – X-Files at the Musicals

Today’s Fan-vid Friday selection serves a few purposes: to introduce you to the two newest members of the team here at XFN, to remind you that on November 30th we will be launching the Millennium re-watch with a three episode mini-marathon, and finally, to make you laugh you ass off.

Without further ado, enjoy this crack!vid by Sophie Brown and Keva Andersen and explore what The X-Files might have been like if soundtracked by Broadway showtunes. You won’t regret it.

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Be sure to follow Sophie and Keva on twitter and don’t forget to follow @xfilesnews if you haven’t already.

Welcome to the XFN family, guys!

 

 

Review: The X-Files: Season 10 #18

It’s been sometime since we’ve heard from Agents Doggett and Reyes. Earlier on in Season 10, Reyes was kidnapped when the Van De Kamp residence was attacked and Doggett disappeared when an explosion took place at the Blackstone XL Pipeline worksite in Wyoming. We haven’t heard from them since… Honestly, it’s been a long while.

The X-Files: Season 10 #18, titled “Monica & John”, brings some kind of closure to this arc, though don’t expect that it will answer all your questions, as we’re used with all things X-Files.

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Winners of the 5th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest

Halloween is over and the stores have prematurely packed their aisles with Christmas decorations. But before you start warding off the ghosts from stealing the holidays, we have to wrap up the 5th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest.

What started several years ago with a few entries has become a collection of dozens of submissions per year. Honestly, we just wanted an excuse to carve an X-Files pumpkin, and what a great excuse it has been. Frank Spotnitz, Annabeth Gish, Gillian Anderson, and finally Chris Carter have all been our pumpkin judges. 

This year the god of the X-Files universe has spoken. Chris Carter looked over the entries to our contest and picked some of his favorites. This year’s winner is:

Carved by Hannah, this pumpkin’s creator will be getting a special shipment of X-Files goodies coming in the mail soon!

Our runners up are:

This pumpkin was carved by XFN’s own Managing Editor Roileigh Ollson who receives special thanks for making Chris Carter laugh. 

 This FTF-inspired runner up was carved by Nicole. 

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This “Bad Blood” inspired pumpkin was from Kate.

And Nadine carved our last runner up.

Halloween may be over, but in less than a year we will be back with our 6th installment of the spookiest contest we run. Start thinking up designs for next year because you can never have too much X-Files in your life.