They were shedding their skins and eating insects and birds alive. There was this bad alien female. I also remember that the main character was named Donovan.
There was only public broadcast channels at that time and it was aired after midnight, due to which I fell asleep and missed the episodes several times...
@Lexicon my parents tell me that I was afraid of ET too, and Darth Vader as well.
I loved that movie, but that scene in special scared the shit out of me! I had to hide under the bed everytime... Now, when I look back I understand why my father was so amused about me, it was really silly.
I used to be a hard core horror movie fan when i was a kid(like since i was 6 or something), so nothing really freaked me out, just made me want more adrenaline via blood, guts and stuff that made people shit their pants.
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— C.G. Jung