History NightmareFuel / LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit

20th Apr '16 5:36:18 AM aye_amber
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* The episode "Mean", where a teenage girl is found dead in a car trunk, throat slit and with dozens of little cuts all over her body, which the medical examiner informs us were made while she was still alive, arms and legs bound, with tiny nail scissors--the attacker(s) had apparently been stabbing her with the scissors then opening them in the victim's flesh. And it turns out that the attackers were the victim's close friends, also teenage girls. And you want to know what's really scary? The episode is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on]] the real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shanda_Sharer murder of Shanda Sharer]], which was actually far more brutal in many respects, notably that the victim was kept trapped alive in the car trunk for many hours after the murder. The murderers eventually burned her alive.

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* The episode "Mean", where a teenage girl is found dead in a car trunk, throat slit and with dozens of little cuts all over her body, which the medical examiner informs us were made while she was still alive, arms and legs bound, with tiny nail scissors--the attacker(s) had apparently been stabbing her with the scissors then opening them in the victim's flesh. And it turns out that the attackers were the victim's close friends, also teenage girls. And you want to know what's really scary? The episode is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on]] the real-life [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shanda_Sharer murder of Shanda Sharer]], which was actually far more brutal in many respects, notably that the victim was kept trapped alive in the car trunk for many hours after the murder. The murderers eventually burned her alive.



* The Season 16 premiere, "Girls Disappeared", has a terrifying montage of [[HeKnowsTooMuch witnesses to a gang-rape and murder being picked off]]. A pimp gets shanked in prison nine times by three men, a 14-year-old hooker is shot along with her john, a hitman is executed by lethal injection in a prison hospital ward, and then: "This is Sergeant Benson, Manhattan SVU! Shots fired at De Witt Clinton Playground!"

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* The Season 16 premiere, "Girls Disappeared", Disappeared," has a terrifying montage of [[HeKnowsTooMuch witnesses to a gang-rape and murder being picked off]]. off.]] A pimp gets shanked in prison nine times by three men, a 14-year-old hooker is shot along with her john, a hitman is executed by lethal injection in a prison hospital ward, and then: "This is Sergeant Benson, Manhattan SVU! Shots fired at De Witt Clinton Playground!"Playground!"
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8th Mar '16 9:11:22 PM KrspaceT
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* In S13's episode, "Lost Traveler," in the last few minutes it's revealed who the killer is: [[spoiler:a seemingly ordinary teenage girl.]] What's bone-chilling about the scene is how ''calm'' she is throughout. She seems mildly annoyed at worst. When asked why she did it, she simply replies, "Why not?" Brr.

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* In S13's episode, "Lost Traveler," in the last few minutes it's revealed who the killer is: [[spoiler:a seemingly ordinary teenage girl.]] What's bone-chilling about the scene is how ''calm'' she is throughout. She seems mildly annoyed at worst. When asked why she did killed the boy and framed [[spoiler:Mark]] for it, she simply replies, "Why not?" Brr.Brr.
3rd Jan '16 6:08:54 PM Snowsky
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** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still in league with her,'' as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is clearly a danger to others. Which is more terrifying: Mia putting her friendship with a serial-killer-in-the-making above her younger sister's safety...or the possibility that Mia might actually ''hate'' her sister to the point of allowing Perry to kill her?

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** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still in league with her,'' as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is clearly a danger to others. Which is more terrifying: scarier: Mia putting her friendship with a serial-killer-in-the-making above her younger sister's safety...or the possibility that Mia might actually ''hate'' her sister to the point of allowing Perry to kill her?her?
* The Season 16 premiere, "Girls Disappeared", has a terrifying montage of [[HeKnowsTooMuch witnesses to a gang-rape and murder being picked off]]. A pimp gets shanked in prison nine times by three men, a 14-year-old hooker is shot along with her john, a hitman is executed by lethal injection in a prison hospital ward, and then: "This is Sergeant Benson, Manhattan SVU! Shots fired at De Witt Clinton Playground!"
23rd Dec '15 4:29:29 PM Snowsky
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** Perry, the crazy friend, is practically the walking embodiment of TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior. Early on, another mom mentions that she goes through a lot of babysitters, and when the detectives check her social media page, they notice that she and Mia, the older sister, seem to be each other's sole confidantes, talking to each other and absolutely no one else. She spins an elaborate story about Glasgowman stabbing Zoe (the little sister) and kidnapping her and Mia, and [[spoiler:when it's proven false, she rants in the interrogation room about how Glasgowman commanded her to spill "innocent blood" and how she stabbed Zoe, killed a cat (which she believed to be Glasgowman) and then stabbed herself. Even when asked on the witness stand if she knew that stabbing Zoe was wrong, she instead rants about how Glasgowman is coming back to kill them all]].
** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still'' in league with her, as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is clearly a danger to others. Just the idea that your older sister might put her friendship with someone else above your safety is terrifying.

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** Perry, the crazy friend, is practically the walking embodiment of TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior. Early on, another mom mentions that she goes through a lot of babysitters, babysitters (and later mentions that there's something "off" about her), and when the detectives check her social media page, they notice that she and Mia, the older sister, seem to be each other's sole confidantes, talking to each other and absolutely no one else. She spins an elaborate story about Glasgowman stabbing Zoe (the Zoe, the little sister) sister, and kidnapping her and Mia, and [[spoiler:when it's proven false, she rants in the interrogation room about how Glasgowman commanded her to spill "innocent blood" and how she stabbed Zoe, killed a cat (which she believed to be Glasgowman) and then stabbed herself. Even when asked on the witness stand if she knew that stabbing Zoe was wrong, she instead rants about how Glasgowman is coming back to kill them all]].
** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still'' ''still in league with her, her,'' as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is clearly a danger to others. Just the idea that your older sister might put Which is more terrifying: Mia putting her friendship with someone else a serial-killer-in-the-making above your safety is terrifying.her younger sister's safety...or the possibility that Mia might actually ''hate'' her sister to the point of allowing Perry to kill her?
22nd Dec '15 7:43:24 PM Snowsky
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* In "Dependent", a lawyer's family becomes the target of extremely ominous threats, including swastikas spray painted on the door, garbage left on the doorstep, and the family cat being stolen, ''dismembered,'' and '''''returned to the house in pieces''''' (we only see [[NothingIsScarier a photo of the boxes it came in). To top it all off, they got a letter from a guy whose case the lawyer lost, threatening to burn his house down, rape his wife and daughter, and kidnap his son.

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* In "Dependent", a lawyer's family becomes the target of extremely ominous threats, including swastikas spray painted on the door, garbage left on the doorstep, and the family cat being stolen, ''dismembered,'' and '''''returned to the house in pieces''''' (we only see [[NothingIsScarier a photo of the boxes it came in). ]] To top it all off, they got a letter from a guy whose case the lawyer lost, threatening to burn his house down, rape his wife and daughter, and kidnap his son.



** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still'' in league with her, as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is a danger to others. Just the idea that your older sister might put her friendship with someone else above your safety is terrifying.

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** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still'' in league with her, as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is clearly a danger to others. Just the idea that your older sister might put her friendship with someone else above your safety is terrifying.
22nd Dec '15 7:40:24 PM Snowsky
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* In "Dependent", a lawyer's family becomes the target of extremely ominous threats, including swastikas spray painted on the door, garbage left on the doorstep, and the family cat being stolen, ''dismembered,'' and '''''returned to the house in pieces''''' (we only see a photo of the boxes it came in). To top it all off, they got a letter from a guy whose case the lawyer lost, threatening to burn his house down, rape his wife and daughter, and kidnap his son.

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* In "Dependent", a lawyer's family becomes the target of extremely ominous threats, including swastikas spray painted on the door, garbage left on the doorstep, and the family cat being stolen, ''dismembered,'' and '''''returned to the house in pieces''''' (we only see [[NothingIsScarier a photo of the boxes it came in). To top it all off, they got a letter from a guy whose case the lawyer lost, threatening to burn his house down, rape his wife and daughter, and kidnap his son.



** The images drawn of Glasgowman are quite disturbing, even if the artist that created the character is pretty clearly harmless (if a bit anti-social and quirky).

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** The images drawn of Glasgowman are quite disturbing, even if the artist that created the character is pretty clearly harmless (if harmless, if a bit anti-social and quirky).quirky.
** Perry, the crazy friend, is practically the walking embodiment of TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior. Early on, another mom mentions that she goes through a lot of babysitters, and when the detectives check her social media page, they notice that she and Mia, the older sister, seem to be each other's sole confidantes, talking to each other and absolutely no one else. She spins an elaborate story about Glasgowman stabbing Zoe (the little sister) and kidnapping her and Mia, and [[spoiler:when it's proven false, she rants in the interrogation room about how Glasgowman commanded her to spill "innocent blood" and how she stabbed Zoe, killed a cat (which she believed to be Glasgowman) and then stabbed herself. Even when asked on the witness stand if she knew that stabbing Zoe was wrong, she instead rants about how Glasgowman is coming back to kill them all]].
** And at the end, even though Mia knows that Perry is insane and tried to murder her little sister, she's ''still'' in league with her, as shown by the pinky promise they make at the end. Earlier, the detectives mentioned that she has no other friends who she talks to except Perry. From the looks of it, she's so desperate not to be alone that she'll do anything to keep her only friend, even if that friend is a danger to others. Just the idea that your older sister might put her friendship with someone else above your safety is terrifying.
14th Nov '15 12:04:33 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of the ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Hammered" isn't anything out of the ordinary: a man wakes up and finds a bludgeoned and raped woman in his apartment and no memory of it because he'd been drinking. The NightmareFuel comes later when ADA Paxton has the crime lab make up a videotape showing the sequence of events in the killing, complete with realistic blood spatter, bloody hammer, and the unblinking, psycho-faced head of their main suspect, played by [[{{Felicity}} Noel Crane]], photoshopped in.
* The MindRape games that Elliot and Olivia go through at the hands of [[RobinWilliams Merritt Rook]]. First, Rook tricks Olivia into submitting to him by telling her he's got a bomb and will detonate it if she doesn't obey him. Later, he tells Eliot that he's got Olivia and takes him to a houser that has two rooms separated by a wall and a window. In one of the rooms, we have a bound Olivia whom we can see through said window, and Rook says he's gonna torture her with electricity. To prove it, he closes the window and blocks it with a fold, then presses a button and we hear a female's scream. Which means, he is actually doing it. Then, he keeps pressuring, browbeating and trying to verbally bitchslap Elliot for some of the creepiest last moments of the whole franchise. Elliot doesn't break down, though, and then Rook reveals that the screams were recorded and the newly-released Olivia is unharmed. While it's a relief, it doesn't take the fright from the "torture session" away.

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* The premise of the ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Hammered" isn't anything out of the ordinary: a man wakes up and finds a bludgeoned and raped woman in his apartment and no memory of it because he'd been drinking. The NightmareFuel comes later when ADA Paxton has the crime lab make up a videotape showing the sequence of events in the killing, complete with realistic blood spatter, bloody hammer, and the unblinking, psycho-faced head of their main suspect, played by [[{{Felicity}} [[Series/{{Felicity}} Noel Crane]], photoshopped in.
* The MindRape games that Elliot and Olivia go through at the hands of [[RobinWilliams [[Creator/RobinWilliams Merritt Rook]]. First, Rook tricks Olivia into submitting to him by telling her he's got a bomb and will detonate it if she doesn't obey him. Later, he tells Eliot that he's got Olivia and takes him to a houser that has two rooms separated by a wall and a window. In one of the rooms, we have a bound Olivia whom we can see through said window, and Rook says he's gonna torture her with electricity. To prove it, he closes the window and blocks it with a fold, then presses a button and we hear a female's scream. Which means, he is actually doing it. Then, he keeps pressuring, browbeating and trying to verbally bitchslap Elliot for some of the creepiest last moments of the whole franchise. Elliot doesn't break down, though, and then Rook reveals that the screams were recorded and the newly-released Olivia is unharmed. While it's a relief, it doesn't take the fright from the "torture session" away.
11th Nov '15 10:29:40 AM AdelePotter
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** Are you a teenage girl or young woman, or the parent of a teenage girl or young woman? If so, this episode will ''terrify'' you. Things like this happen in real life with disturbing frequency, so seeing it on the screen, with so much screentime given to the antagonist, is ParanoiaFuel incarnate.


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** The images drawn of Glasgowman are quite disturbing, even if the artist that created the character is pretty clearly harmless (if a bit anti-social and quirky).
11th Nov '15 10:26:56 AM AdelePotter
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** The climax in particular is nail-biting, as Rollins has to rely only on ThePowerOfActing and her [[MagnificentBitch clever but incredibly risky manipulation]] of Holden to save the hostages, Amaro, and herself. Even when Rollins appears to have the upper hand, it's still terrifying because there's not a whole lot preventing Holden from snapping and just shooting her. [[spoiler:And right when it appears she may be able to disarm him, he's very suddenly killed by a sniper's bullet, so suddenly it almost counts as a JumpScare. And the blood ''splatters all over Rollins''.]] Ick.
7th Nov '15 3:14:03 AM Windrays
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* ''Glasgowman's Wrath'' features a take on the SlendermanMythos, which features two teenage girls stabbing one's younger sister and then blaming the eponymous Glasgowman. As the squad investigates, the girls reveal that the older sister was seemingly forced into the act by her friend, who had delusions of Glasgowman. The friend is sent to a psychiatric facility, and the older sister is given a free pass. It seems as though the two were telling the truth, and they'll get the help they need. But at the very end, on the elevator after the trial, as the friend and the older sister stand side by side in the elevator in front of Carisi, [[OhCrap he notices them make a pinky promise behind their backs...]]
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