Wasn't this an X-Files episode?
Yup. and also a Tales From the Crypt episode and the basis for the movie Basket Case!
Are you talking about the Tales From the Crypt episode where Don Rickles plays a ventriloquist whose "dummy" turns out to be a murderous half-formed twin? Because that was great.
haha yup! all three of those adaptations are so weird and creepy and great.
so what you are saying is that H.P. Lovecraft is the inspiration to all of the X-files, Tales from the crypt and Basket Case?
Barnum, it was season 2 episode 20 "Humbug" (31 March 1995) guest starring Wayne Grace (Sherrif Jim-Jim the Dogfaced Boy), Michael J. Anderson (Mr. Nutt), Vincent Schiavelli (Lanny), and Jim Rose (Dr. Blockhead) & The Enigma (The Quandry) of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow.
haha I wish. Although, the Tales From the Crypt comic borrowed from Lovecraft I don't know if any of those stories made it to the tv show. And the Commonplace Book isn't really normal Lovecraft material.
Slim, HPL has inspired a lot of things, including the entire careers of several later authors (such as Stephen King); and The X-Files never had an original plotline for any episode (nor much scientific accuracy, either). I can't speak to Tales from the Crypt or Basket Case, though, as I've seen neither...
Cool drawing..Which Tales from the Crypt episode/story do you mean though? The ventriloquist dummy one?
Yeah with Don Rickles and Bobcat Goldthwait