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Chris Carter, Your The Man!,
This review is from: The X Files : File 2 - Tooms [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
Quite possibly the best of the twelve feature-length X-Files that started with 'The Unopened File' and finished with the aptly titled X-File 'The End', but where 'Tooms' excels is in its non-stop action that initiates on a Psychological level and finishes Physical. Originally released on the 25th March 1996 on UK video, 'Tooms' was formerly split into the two divided episodes 'Tooms' & 'Squeeze' in the first pioneering series of the unprecedented Fox Television show and made such an impact they combined the two for this fantastic video.
File 2 'Tooms' is an elaborate yarn regarding a young man called Eugene Tooms who becomes a dominant suspect in a string of fierce murders after his fingerprints are found in a victims' office. Initially perplexed at why the fingerprints are found around the air ducts and on no other points of entry and give the impression to be of a very strange nature as if they have been stretched. FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, deducing that Tooms is his man, scans his fingerprints with the ones which were found on another sufferer who died 30 years previous. Both Mulder and Partner Special Agent Dana Scully find this exceedingly strange and come to a decision to visit the original case official and question him over the aforementioned Tooms. As the conversation between the three go on, the ex-officer takes out his own research on the case and proves that Tooms is not as young as he looks and his tastes for killing and stealing human livers have a much more sinister reason.
Running for 85mins, the two episodes 'Tooms' & 'Squeeze' are directed by Harry Longstreet and David Nutter, respectively, and are both of the very highest quality. Chris Carters original series does not get any better than this that is on the same level of ingenuity as other celebrated episodes such as 'Ice'. Followed by File 3: Abduction.