THE MURDER OF A SIDESHOW PERFORMER LEADS MULDER AND SCULLY INTO THE SURREAL WORLD OF CIRCUS FREAKS, WHERE THEIR SEARCH FOR A KILLER TAKES SOME BIZARRE TURNS INTO AN ALTERNATE REALITY.
The Alligator Man, a circus performer afflicted with a rare skin disease, is the latest victim in a series of inexplicable attacks that have ranged over the entire country in the past few years. When Mulder and Scully arrive to investigate, however, they find an entire town full of circus performers and carnival freaks. Unraveling the mystery takes them to the limits of the bizarre and the surrealistic, as they must chase a killer through a community of freaks. Black humor abounds as the solution to the mystery -- and the fate of the killer -- stuns even the unflappable X-Files team.